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Aiken, Frank

Thursday, 26 May 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 222 Nbr. 15


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

I would refer the Deputy to the replies given to similar questions on 13th May, 1964, 7th March, 1962, 14th February, 1962, 6th December, 1961, 18th November, 1959 and 7th July, 1959. Government p...More Button

I have referred the Deputy to answers to questions which fully set out the Government's policy on that matter.More Button

I have given him the references.More Button

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

Our honorary consul in Malawi was born in County Down and travelled to Africa on a British passport. While it is not necessary for an honorary consul to be either an Irish citizen or hold an Irish...More Button

He was, yes.More Button

That is one of the reasons why.More Button

No, a person can hold only one passport.More Button

It is, yes.More Button

If the Deputy gives me his name, I can make inquiries.More Button

I have received no letter of any kind.More Button

The Department received no letter and I received no letter.More Button

Of course, I take your word, but I am telling the Deputy the facts as I know them, that no such letter was received in my Department or received by me at any time. On the contrary, we received hig...More Button

If we were to wait until we were sure that nobody in a country in which we were appointing an honorary consul would object to the appointment, we would never make it.More Button

We have such. There are countries in which we have honorary consuls in which we appoint citizens of the country concerned. It is too bad that the Labour Party should lend themselves to this abuse...More Button

There are ways of doing that. There are ways of bringing that to my attention without using this House to abuse someone who cannot defend himself and is good enough to act as honorary consul in an...More Button

The Deputy allowed it to go on to the Order Paper. Today I asked the Deputy to put it to give me the chance of answering and not to allow these allegations about a gentleman, who cannot defend him...More Button

OK.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Embassies and Consulates.

Estimate No. 45 in the Book of Estimates shows the locations of our Missions abroad and their annual cost.More Button

In asking for the initial cost of each establishment, I assume that the Deputy is referring to the capital cost of premises, office equipment, furniture, etc., and as this expenditure was incurred ...More Button

The figures for Irish exports and imports in respect of the countries involved in the question are given in the Stationery Office publication “Trade Statistics of Ireland” which is available in the...More Button