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 the following matter of urgent public and national concern, namely, the likely disenfranchisement of thousands of third level students in the forthcoming general election due to their inability to return to vote in their home constituencies on polling day, signalled by the Taoiseach to take place on a Thursday; the discrimination against and the alienation of the college population, many of whom will be voting for the first time, by requiring students to travel to the farthest reaches of the country to vote; and to call on the Minister to provide polling stations on third level campuses to ensure maximum participation by students in the democratic process.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, the emergence of a gangland culture in Clonmel, County Tipperary, fuelled by drugs and violence. A local newspaper in south Tipperary recently documented the fact that Clonmel gangs are now using the Internet as a forum to taunt and threaten rivals and to promote a culture of drugs, gangs and violence. I am sure that Clonmel is no different from any other large town in Ireland. Accordingly, the House urgently needs to debate this matter.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of urgent local and national interest, namely, the pollution of Lough Corrib, which is the source of water for a large section of Galway and part of Mayo; the need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to address the House on the issue and to outline his proposals to make the lake pollution free; the Minister's proposals to identify the sources of pollution of the lake and his plans to prevent a recurrence of the pollution; and to provide an opportunity to the Government to outline the resources it will make available to the local authority to carry out the necessary works.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, the urgent need to invest in our health service, making the care of our patients a priority and to support urgently our nurses regarding their pay and working conditions; to look at new and creative ways of resolving this dispute in order to build and develop a quality health service in our country; and to call on the Minister for Health and Children and the Government to act on this priority issue.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss the following matter, namely, the MacEntee report and the other reports on collusion, in particular, the systematic failures and cover-up by the Garda Síochána and successive Governments who chose not to respond appropriately to acts of violence undertaken by the British State surrogates in the Twenty-six Counties; the need for the Garda Commissioner and the various Ministers for Justice of that period to apologise unreservedly and account to the families of the victims and to this House for their actions, given that it must be concluded from the report that gardaí scuppered any possibility of justice for the victims and their families; as well as the need for full disclosure on chapter 11 of the report.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, the final report of the commission of investigations into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974 by Mr. Paddy MacEntee SC, with a view to putting in place statutory procedures to ensure that key Garda files do not go missing in the future; and that further measures are put in place to ensure that no stone is left unturned to secure justice for the forgotten victims of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, the MacEntee report and related reports on the Dublin and Monaghan bombings; that this discussion takes place before the general election; and to call on the Tánaiste to indicate if the Garda Síochána regrets its role in the failed investigation.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of urgent and public importance, namely, to allow the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to make a statement on the continued illegal dumping of animal carcasses at an unapproved site in Glanmire, County Cork.
Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 31.