Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31. I call Deputy O'Sullivan.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent attention, namely, the need for the Minister for Education and Science to report on the latest information available on the circumstances of the accident involving a school bus in which five girls died and to outline what steps she intends to take to review the safety of the school bus fleet.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to raise the matter of the tragic accident that left five children dead and many more critically injured and to ask the Minister to end the practice whereby children are permitted to stand in a moving bus, if he will start immediately a programme of installation of seat belts in school buses, end the practice whereby buses considered unfit for mainstream passengers are diverted to the transportation of school children and if he will also ensure a full, speedy and transparent investigation of the causes of this accident and the lessons to be learned.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of urgent national importance, the unacceptable situation where victims of sexual abuse are ending up on anti-depressants in psychiatric hospitals because of a lack of State funding for counselling services.

Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 31.