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 wish to seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the urgent need for the Government to oppose in every possible way the decision of the British Government to increase the number of nuclear power stations, thus increasing the volume of nuclear waste to be reprocessed at Sellafield, which will increase the risk to the Irish people from potential accidents or acts of terrorism.

I wish to seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to meet a deputation from Clonmel Borough Council regarding the need for additional gardaí for Clonmel and to discuss action needed to tackle crime, including drug related crime and anti-social behaviour.

I wish to seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, why 41 Afghans, of which seven are minors, including a number of boys of 16 years old, must put their lives in jeopardy by going on hunger strike at St. Patrick's Cathedral to highlight the secretive and erratic process operated by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform in our name, which processes asylum seekers to this State and which lacks the openness and transparency needed to ensure troubled human beings are offered proper dignity and receive natural justice; and the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to review the asylum process from a humanitarian point of view. I am glad these people have gone off thirst strike.

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