Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to

Tully, James

Thursday, 26 May 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 222 Nbr. 15

Order of Business.

We are very anxious that it should be taken but we do not think Thursday afternoon is the best time.More Button

Do I take it from what the Taoiseach has said that only the introductory speech will be taken?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Reunification of Ireland.

Surely the Minister appreciates that Deputy O'Connell was not a member of the House at that time and that is not the correct way to answer such a question?More Button

If the Minister looked up the references himself, surely he had the answer? Why does he not state what it is? It would take less time.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Consul at Malawi.

asked the Minister for External Affairs if he is aware that the honorary counsul for the Republic of Ireland appointed to Malawi is the holder of a British passport; and if he has received a protes...More Button

Would the Minister say whether or not this gentleman appointed holds a British passport or was he aware he had been offered this honorary position before he applied for an Irish passport?More Button

That is why he applied for it?More Button

Does he still hold a British passport?More Button

That is not so.More Button

I think if the Minister checks he will find that this person holds a British passport. Does the Minister say he has received no communication of protest of any kind? If a responsible person from M...More Button

Surely the Minister should know whether he received such a letter?More Button

Did your Department receive no letter?More Button

There is no intention on behalf of the Labour Party or myself to decry this person if he is the proper person. But if the Minister is not aware that (a) he carries a British passport or (b) there ...More Button

Is the Minister saying there is nobody in that community who carries an Irish passport who would be prepared or fit to do that except him? The Minister is aware that following a conversation with ...More Button

I do not want to be put in the wrong about this. Following a discussion with the Minister, I agreed the question might not be discussed today. I was under the impression that the Minister, since ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Yield of Increased CIE Fares.

Does the Minister now say that there was not an offer of £1 per week?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Penalties on Seamen.

asked the Minister for Transport and Power the penalties which may be imposed on seamen for breaches of discipline under the Merchant Shipping Acts.More Button

Does the Minister not think that some of the penalties in these Acts are completely out of date and does he not consider that they should be amended?More Button

Surely the Minister will agree that the penalties of flogging and sailing before the mast should be abolished?More Button

Do I take it that the Minister agrees with flogging?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Donegal Old Age Pension.

Did the Minister say it was sent to the old age pensions committee for decision?More Button

Surely the old age pensions committee do not make any decisions? All they make is a recommendation which is subject to appeal by the Minister's office.More Button

They make a recommendation. If they could make a decision, it would be final. The Minister knows it is not final.More Button

That is all cod. The poor old fellow would be dead.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Health Act Regulations.

asked the Minister for Health if in relation to paragraph 109 of the White Paper on Health Services (Pr. 8653) he will state the date on which regulations were made for the purposes of section 50 o...More Button

Would the Minister say if the terms of those regulations have been brought to the notice of the local authorities as well as the managers?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Hospitalisation Charge.

She was not getting any medical treatment then?More Button

Surely that is a trick used by certain health authorities for the purposes of charging people who would not otherwise be chargeable?More Button

Is the Minister aware that certain health authorities regard those old people as going in for shelter and maintenance when in fact they are usually sent from hospitals who do not want to keep peopl...More Button

Will the Minister deal with them if he does?More Button

Committee on Finance - Vote 38 — Agriculture (Resumed).

He will guarantee they will make as much as he is making himself.More Button

Committee on Finance - Message from Seanad.

Seanad Éireann has passed the Industrial Grants (Amendment) Bill, 1966.More Button

The Dáil adjourned at 5 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 7th June, 1966.More Button