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McAuliffe, Patrick

Thursday, 29 September 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 Nbr. 3


Committee on Finance. - Vote 27—Local Government (Resumed).

There are just a few words I should like to say on this Local Government Estimate. The majority of Deputies who have made a contribution so far have probably covered the entire field as far as dem...More Button

It is all right for the Minister to say: “Money is available”. Money is not available and, in addition to that, we find that whenever schemes are submitted for approval to the Department, a consid...More Button

This applies not only to housing. It applies also to every sanitary scheme contemplated by many local authorities during the past 12 months. I am sure the members of the Minister's Party—Co...More Button

I look forward as do other Deputies to the day when the Minister will reintroduce schemes under the Local Authorities (Works) Act. This was one of the best measures ever introduced in this House,...More Button

I have one further point, the improvement of the main roads. I welcome these improvements and I have, in Cork County Council, defended the attitude of our engineering staff in conjunction with the...More Button

I come now to one matter which we look upon as a great farce, that is, the amount of money spent at the moment on what is referred to as the road safety campaign. Undoubtedly the Minister must be ...More Button

When this question was raised by members of the county council recently, we were informed that it was a matter between the Department of Justice, the Department of Local Government and the engineer...More Button

In his contribution last evening, Deputy Kyne very wisely pointed out the dangers on the roads in built-up areas. I drive a car probably 300 or 400 miles every week and I know the dangers on thes...More Button

I sincerely hope the Minister will let us in Cork County Council know where we are to get the money to carry out the various schemes we have in mind. In North Cork, we were always foremost in the ...More Button