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Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Coolock (Dublin) Housing Grant.

Thursday, 16 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 5

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Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan asked the Minister for Local Government whether a housing grant was paid in respect of 20 Bóthar Measc, Coolock, Dublin; if so, when; and when his Department will furnish to Dublin Corporation a certificate that the grant has been paid.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney An instalment of the State grant in this case was paid on 15th June, 1964, and the balance on 25th June, 1965. Notification of both payments was issued by the Department to Dublin Corporation in July, 1965. A duplicate has now been issued.

Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan Did the Minister say “July, 1965”?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I understand there is an amplification system in this House?

Mr. Sweetman: Information on Gerard Sweetman Zoom on Gerard Sweetman Yes, but apparently the Minister has his things over it; we cannot hear the Minister.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I have not got my things over it, as the Deputy says.

Mr. T.F. O'Higgins: Information on Michael Joseph O'Higgins Zoom on Michael Joseph O'Higgins It is impossible to hear the Minister.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon The amplification system is a Fianna Fáil gadget and, not unexpectedly, it does not work.

Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan My supplementary arising out of the Minister's inaudible reply is: “Was that notification sent to Dublin Corporation in July, 1965?”

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney How does the supplementary arise out of the reply?

[763]Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan The Minister asserts he gave a reply and we are prepared to accept that.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney The Deputy is asking a supplementary arising out of my reply, without having heard my reply.

Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan The Minister uttered sounds which to me might have amounted to a statement that notification was sent to Dublin Corporation in July, 1965.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish The Minister said that while sitting on his fanny.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney No, it is only the leader of the Labour Party who speaks while sitting on his fanny.

Mr. James Tully: Information on James Tully Zoom on James Tully We would want Deputy Corry here to explain that.

Mr. Tierney: Information on Patrick Tierney Zoom on Patrick Tierney No vulgarity to the Taoiseach now.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan Order. Is Deputy Ryan asking a supplementary question?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I do not know the question.

Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan I am asking again did I understand the Minister correctly as saying that notification was issued in July, 1965?

(Interruptions.)

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan Deputy Ryan, on a supplementary question.

Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan Is the Minister saying that the note was issued to Dublin Corporation in July 1965?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney Correct.

Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan Is the Minister aware that Dublin Corporation notified the applicant in question on several occasions that notice had not been received by them from the Department of Local Government?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney Though a year has elapsed since then, until the Deputy raised the question, no notification reached my Department.

[764]Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan It is now put right?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I hope so.


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