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 were submitted.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate an issue of national importance, namely, the urgent need to support Donnycarney Youth Project's position paper, through which its local voluntary committee manages the youth project, the drugs project and the community employment scheme. The youth project aims to respond to the local needs of young people and those affected by drug use. I also ask the Dáil to support the recent document on health.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate an issue of national importance, namely, suicide prevention. Since the economic collapse, there has been a considerable rise in suicide across Ireland, specifically in my area of Dublin North West, which has been very hard hit, with two young people taking their lives in the Finglas area in the past two weeks alone. There have been several other deaths of young people from suicide in my area in recent years. There is no doubt that the desperation of the recession is a major contributory factor. Something must be done to tackle this problem, in the provision of mental health services and health promotion education to create a better understanding of the issue among the general populace. More people are dying from suicide than from road accidents.
Iarraim go gcuirfear an Dáil ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú leis an gceist phráinneach seo a phlé, namely, the imminent injection of €19 billion of taxpayers' moneys into the covered institutions without any Dáil debate or scrutiny on the matter. Given that €10 billion of this injection will be taken from the National Pensions Reserve Fund and the remainder borrowed at very high interest rates, it is unacceptable that the transfer of these funds into the four banks will take place when the Dáil is not even sitting. This injection of €19 billion will be used primarily to pay senior bondholders, many of whom are not covered by the banking guarantee. At least €4.3 billion will be paid to bondholders between now and the end of September, a figure close to the €4 billion in public spending cuts and tax increases expected in December's budget. This payment of €19 billion will be made without any Dáil scrutiny or debate. Considering that the €19 billion is 39 times greater than the total cost of the so-called jobs initiative, which was debated in this House over three days, there is clear need for a debate in here on the €19 billion injection into the four banks, which is due to take place in the next ten days.
Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.
What a surprise.