Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to reverse his decision to withdraw funding for the missing persons helpline and to fully fund and resource the helpline now.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register throughout the country as a result of which hundreds of thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years; the consequences for our democratic system of a general election being conducted on the basis of such an inaccurate register; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November. Since I came into the House——

Sorry, Deputy, it is not appropriate to go beyond the notice submitted to the office of the Ceann Comhairle.

I know this is somewhat unusual. However, since I came into the House, I have been informed that the Minister has extended the deadline——

The matter does not arise at this stage.

——in which case——

I call Deputy McManus.

It would save considerable time——

Sorry, Deputy——

——if the Taoiseach would confirm that the date has been extended, allowing me to withdraw the request.

Many requests to move the adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31 have been submitted and I ask the Deputy to stay within the rules of the House.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register in County Wicklow and other areas as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November. I too would like to hear a statement from the Taoiseach on the matter.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register in County Kildare and other areas as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years; the particular need to inquire into the situation in Kildare where 40% of all deletions have been in the Celbridge town area; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November. An extension to 29 November would be useless.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register in County Kildare and other areas as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years, including this Deputy; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years, particularly the situation in Dublin Central where up to 30% of names are missing from the register; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register in Kerry South and other areas as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register in Cork East and other areas as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November.

The way things are going there will be none of them left.

I bet they are okay in south Kerry.

I will give the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism some information in a minute. I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register throughout the country as a result of which hundreds of thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years, among them 33,382 who were removed from the register in Fingal; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November.

I have the feeling that all this might be falling on deaf ears. I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register in Cork North-Central and other areas as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November. It would help if the Taoiseach were to make a statement on the matter.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register in Dublin North-East where thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years; and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious crisis in regard to the compilation of the electoral register in Waterford and other areas as a result of which thousands of people have been removed from the electoral register, including many who have been on the register at the same address for many years and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond the deadline of 25 November.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the serious crisis regarding the compilation of the electoral register in Galway West, particularly in Galway where thousands have been removed, and in other areas, including the Connemara Gaeltacht where, outrageously, people who have been on the register at the same address for many years have been removed, and the urgent need for the Government to take action to extend the date for checking and seeking corrections to the register beyond 25 November to a realistic date.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the need for the Minister for Health and Children to abandon her plans to close Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin to minimise the risk to children's safety by ensuring they are not obliged to travel through chaotic Dublin traffic in emergency situations to get to the new, and soon to be only, children's hospital in Dublin located at the Mater Hospital in the north inner city, and for the Minister to recognise the success of Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children on this the 50th anniversary of its opening.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the need to include a provision in the forthcoming proposed referendum on children to strengthen Article 10 of our Constitution, which is supposed to guarantee our natural resources, to prevent the continued giveaway of our natural resources and also to discuss the need for an independent commission to examine the optimum location for the Corrib gas project, as proposed by Shell to Sea and as supported by a broad spectrum of political representatives.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: that the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government make a statement to the House explaining the circumstances whereby he has appointed to the board of An Bord Pleanála a member of the RPS company intimately involved in the proposal to construct an incinerator for Poolbeg in Dublin, which is part of a trend of similarly compromising appointments by the Government, such as the previous appointment as a director of the Environmental Protection Agency of a former employee of the Indaver company, which is seeking to construct two incinerators at Ringaskiddy, County Cork.

Having given the matters full consideration, I do not consider them to be in order under Standing Order 31.