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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Tuesday, 22 Mar 1988

Vol. 379 No. 3

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Request under Standing Order 30.

I served you notice yesterday in relation to Standing Order 30 in regard to my request which is that Dáil Éireann resolves to set aside time prior to the Easter recess to debate fully the following motion: that Dáil Éireann records its shock and horror at the recent brutal killings in Northern Ireland and extends its deep sympathy to all the bereaved families involved; that Dáil Éireann believes the present upsurge in violence must be halted before the situation gets out of control and that the only realistic way of halting this violence is concerted political action within the framework of the Anglo-Irish Agreement; that Dáil Éireann believes that the impasse in Anglo-Irish relations must be broken in order to restore the possibility of political progress; that Dáil Éireann believes that discussion between the two Governments and between constitutional representatives of both communities in the North is absolutely essential if the cycle of violence is to be broken; that Dáil Éireann calls on——

I am sorry the Deputy is going on like this. This is quite unnecessary.

With respect, a Cheann Comhairle, I am reading for your benefit and for the benefit of the House——

It is quite superfluous.

——the question which I put to you yesterday. If you are deciding not to allow that motion, Sir, I will ask you to give a reason for that.

I have considered the matter fully in respect of the Deputy's request and that of Deputy Des O'Malley also under Standing Order 30, and I do not consider that it is one contemplated by the Standing Order in question. I cannot therefore grant leave to move the motion. I have, however, allowed Private Notice Questions on the matter and we will proceed with those now.