Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss a matter of national importance: the provision of flood defences following the recent flooding in north Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon, Boyle and Leitrim village.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss a matter of national importance: today, which is the international day of persons with disabilities, more than 300 people with an intellectual disability are inappropriately placed in our psychiatric hospitals. It is now more than 25 years since Government policy first stated the need for separate facilities for people with intellectual or mental disabilities, but the situation persists. People with an intellectual disability who are resident in psychiatric hospitals are amongst the most vulnerable in society and are being dealt with in a shameful manner. They must be moved to more suitable accommodation without further delay and I request an urgent debate to discuss this serious matter.
Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.