Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, the need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to make a statement on the development of the Amgen plant at Carrigtwohill, County Cork, in light of this week's announcement that the roll-out of the plant is to be delayed by two years and the effect this may have. The recruitment of 1,000 staff by the US drug giant has been stalled. In view of the importance of the issue I hope this debate will be permitted.
I seek the adjournment of the Dail under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, the need for the Government to outline its plans to address the infrastructural deficit in the west, including the need for increased investment in national secondary roads, water and sewerage, rail and the provision of broadband, and to allow the Taoiseach to make a statement on the totally unacceptable situation which continues to pose a major barrier to inward investment, enterprise development and overall quality of life in the region.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, in light of findings from the HSE published today that children as young as eight years old are experiencing drug misuse and one in ten between the ages of 15 and 18 admit to using cocaine, ecstasy and speed, the urgent need for the Government to respond to the demands of the citywide drugs crisis campaign by creating a Minister of State with sole responsibility for drugs, immediately reversing the funding shortfall from budget 2007 for local drugs services, implementing the actions in the national drugs strategy on community policing and working in full partnership with communities to address the drugs crisis which is affecting ever more and younger children.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, to allow time for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to update the Dáil on when he was first asked to provide assistance in upgrading the Oughterard sewage treatment plant, which is still discharging virtually raw human sewage into Lough Corrib, causing considerable problems for the people of Galway.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, that the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform urgently respond to the Stardust relatives and victims' committee regarding the memorandum submitted to him and the Taoiseach last November requesting the establishment of a commission of investigation into the appalling tragedy which cost 48 young lives at the Stardust nightclub in 1981; that the Minister immediately indicates who he has appointed as the eminent legal person to review all the new evidence related to the Stardust disaster and how it will be funded; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 31.