We now move on to requests to move the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32, of which two have been submitted. The first is from Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32
I seek the Adjournment of the Dáil to address the following matter of national importance: the threat to emergency departments in hospitals across the State, including Roscommon County Hospital, as a result of the continuation by the Fine Gael-Labour Party Government of the policies of the Fianna Fáil-Green Party Government; and the need for this policy to be reversed and for both parties in Government to fulfil their election commitments to the people of Roscommon and other communities whose hospital services are under threat.
I now call on Deputy Joan Collins.
I seek to adjourn the Dáil to discuss a matter of urgent public importance: the recent announcement by Vodafone Ireland of its plans to move 130 Irish jobs to offshore locations of the Vodafone group in Egypt and India, despite the fact that the company reported profits of €123 million to March 2011. Jobs are crucial to the Irish economy and every job should be maintained, particularly by a company that is making such large profits. Eighty percent of its Irish profits come from corporate accounts and a large proportion of these are State-owned or semi-state bodies, such as our local authorities, State hospitals and the Department of Education and Skills. These contracts should not be renewed if Vodafone Ireland persists in exporting these or any jobs from Ireland.
Having considered the matters raised, I have concluded that unfortunately they are not in order under Standing Order 32.