Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.

Anois, iarratais chun tairisceana a dhéanamh an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú 32; we now come to requests to move the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the intolerable burden being placed on lower and middle income families, which is being further exacerbated by the failure of the Government to implement its budget measure to tax or means test child benefit, resulting in the likely introduction of a flat-rate cut in this benefit, which will once again hammer those on the lowest incomes who would and should have been protected by the original proposal.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the decision to instruct Kerry County Council not to proceed with tender for the reconstruction of Ballinagar Bridge, Lixnaw, which was previously promised and which is urgently required in order to address the huge inconvenience that is being caused to people in the area who are forced to make long detours in order to make what were previously short journeys, including farmers reaching other parts of their land which is divided by the river.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the possible closure of Clonmel Army Barracks which has been an issue for some months now. The barracks are essential for the economic functioning of Clonmel and it is urgent to clarify the situation for the Defence Forces staff and for other businesses in the area as the barracks are a huge employer in the area. We cannot afford to jeopardise a town the size of Clonmel and I urge the Minister to save the barracks.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the need for the Minister for Defence to make a statement on reports that the Government is planning to close down three additional Army barracks, including Columb Barracks, Mullingar, particularly in view of the implications of such a move for the Defence Forces and local communities. In view of the importance of the issue I hope that the Ceann Comhairle will agree to this request.

Tar éis breithnithe a dhéanamh ar na nithe ardaithe, níl siad in ord faoi Bhuan Ordú 32. Having considered the matters raised they are not in order under Standing Order 32.