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Briscoe, Ben

Thursday, 15 December 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 226 Nbr. 5


Debate on Adjournment (Christmas Recess).

I intend to be very brief. This year has seen the Fianna Fáil Government govern in a manner of which they can well be proud. I say this because of the fact that with the international situ...More Button

I heard some comments about the conduct of the two by-elections and some rather poor allegations, particularly by Fine Gael who have an uncanny knack of always trying to turn defeat into victory.More Button

I have heard and read many of those things. There is such a thing as recourse to the law if any of these allegations can be sustained. The fact is that Fianna Fáil won the two by-elections...More Button

Fianna Fáil have never been reluctant to tell the people the truth and paint the picture as it actually is. The people have learned to trust Fianna Fáil as their years in government ...More Button

I was in Waterford myself.More Button

This year, the Government have been pursuing with tremendous activity their programme in all Departments, Health, Social Welfare, External Affairs, Labour, Industry and Commerce, Posts and Telegrap...More Button

We know the long history of the efforts of various Ministers for Industry and Commerce to reach some sort of agreement with the unions on the kind of legislation that is needed. There is no doubt ...More Button

The workers belonging to these unions should be conscious of what their union leaders are up to and follow very closely the kind of proposals, if any, the union leaders are, in turn, putting forwar...More Button

Deputy Corish deprecated the turnover tax as a method of tax collection and said the working man is very much affected by this form of indirect taxation. I would argue that point with him on the gr...More Button

I should like again to compliment the Government on the tremendous job they have done this year in maintaining the capital development which has been taking place, our investment in the future. A...More Button

It is a good quote, because what we want is people who are a known success in their own country. We do not want people who have no record of success in industry to come here and get money, or, for...More Button

There is another point which should be emphasised here. Is it better to have the Irishman working for the foreigner in the foreigner's country or for the Irishman to be working for the foreigner i...More Button

I should like to take this opportunity of congratulating each of the Ministers of the Government on the excellent job he has done this year, particularly the esteemed Minister for Labour, Dr. Hille...More Button

Debate on Adjournment (Christmas Recess) (Resumed).

Deputy Cluskey should open his eyes.More Button

I am sure Deputy Harte's personal opinions are of no importance——More Button