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Dillon, James Matthew

Thursday, 26 May 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 222 Nbr. 15


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

Epitaph? That is a very prophetic observation.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Brother, you have said a mouthful.More Button

Will the Minister report progress so that we can follow his theme intelligently?More Button

Progress reported; Committee to sit again.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Elections.

It is very doubtful.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Nylon Sheets.

The Parliamentary Secretary spoke of a special levy of 15 per cent.More Button

Would I be correct in saying the special levy is ten per cent?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Garda Depot Swimming Pool.

Would the Minister state whose liability?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fermoy Telephone Exchange.

Would the Minister be good enough to communicate to his colleague, the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, the fact that it is now impossible to get anybody to answer 10 if one seeks a trunk call i...More Button

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

I said plenty.More Button

Oh, no.More Button

The tragedy is that you would not make it until they picketed Leinster House. It is the pickets on Leinster House that produced that.More Button

A philosophical reflection in a democracy is not out of place.More Button

Has the Minister departed completely from the subject of pigs? Might I inquire if he intends to consider, in the context of expanding pig production, any relaxation of the permission to export por...More Button

In any event, I mention it in case the Minister cares to consider it.More Button

Could the Minister tell us how that arose—how, for the first time in 40 years, nitrogenous manures were unobtainable for the past month and in the first year in which we have a nitrogen facto...More Button

How that one will be administered is a mystery to me.More Button

Might I ask the Minister before he departs from sheep, has he considered at all the possibility of fertilisation of mountain pastures?More Button

Has the Minister in mind any scheme for fertilising the mountains? It would be an aerial operation.More Button

And you might consider crude ground rock phosphate for that operation? Very well.More Button

The only solution is complete derating for the first £20 valuation.More Button

I do not understand what the Minister means by modifying the projection downwards.More Button

Surely the Minister will not leave that issue hanging in the air?More Button

Let the Minister say what he intends to do and stand on it and do not let the Dáil be coerced by pickets into doing what it will not do by reason——More Button

Do not let it happen again or this place will become a farce.More Button

We want him to make the statement here rather than to make it at a dogfight after somebody shakes his fist at him.More Button

I think the Minister is mad.More Button

Hear, hear. That is sensible.More Button

I told you 2d.More Button

Let the Minister stand there.More Button

That is fine.More Button

I saw the Minister kicked into changing the price of milk by pickets outside the gate of Leinster House and his own door.More Button

Take the decision here now and stand on it.More Button

The Minister has made a very important statement—certainly not.More Button

Is the Minister in a position to give any information as to the impact that might be made on the expansion of pig production if pork exports were permitted? The Minister is familiar with the probl...More Button

And, when that comes, the Minister will consider licensing the export of pork.More Button

Could the Minister say a word about the beet situation? Or is there any explanation?More Button

It is agreed between the Beetgrowers Association and the Irish Sugar Company.More Button

May I suggest to the Minister—I make a small prognostication—that if he puts a parish agent in every parish west of the Shannon, he will, if he so wishes, tax the capacity of the Tuam b...More Button

That is the only way the Minister will get it and, if he does that, he will tax the factory.More Button

Twopence per lb. would produce what?More Button

Committee on Finance - Incomes of Farmers.

Surely that will be carried nem con?More Button

They are doing what they think they should not do.More Button

(Interruptions.)More Button