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Dillon, James Matthew

Tuesday, 7 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 1


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Children's Allowances.

In respect of the category of children mentioned, those over 16 who are mentally handicapped, have the parents of such a child any claim against the local authority for a disability pension prior t...More Button

I think the principle underlying the cessation of the children's allowance at 16 is the presumption that such a child can secure employment or have the capacity to earn. If it is manifest that the...More Button

The Minister is discussing it with his colleague?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Child Labour in Dublin.

Yes.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Court Sentences.

If the purpose is effectively to control what is popularly known as gang warfare in the cities and towns, would the Minister not consider that prevention is better than punishment and that adequate...More Button

Electricity (Special Provisions) Bill, 1966: Allocation of Time.

Reference has been made here to my concern for the working of Parliament. I think the time has come for every one of us here to ask ourselves the question: “Are we going to demonstrate to our peop...More Button

I do not want in these circumstances to introduce a note of acrimony but I think it is a desperate error of judgment on the part of the Leader of the House—because, remember, the Taoiseach wa...More Button

I believe that the Taoiseach should have risen here today and told the House of any serious peril such as they have been led to believe might arise, such as we were called upon to prepare ourselves...More Button

I am not getting to my feet to belittle the Taoiseach. I am merely directing his attention to the fact that he has greatly increased the difficulty —and I am sure Deputy Cosgrave will agree ...More Button

It is nonsense to say that Parliament is paralysed in the presence of a national emergency. There is no more effective instrument to deal with a real national emergency than a representative Parli...More Button

None of us will get any further by losing his temper. I am trying to use language and to avoid language. I beg that all sides will refrain from acrimonious language because, honestly, the country...More Button

I think Deputy MacEntee was mistaken in saying that the procedural problem was insurmountable. I think the text of the Bill could be made available to all Deputies through the machinery of a White...More Button

I am asking—and I am sure this will meet with the approval of the Leader of my Party—that the text of the document should be made available to all of us as a White Paper. I am asking th...More Button

Committee on Finance. - Electricity (Special Provisions) Bill, 1966: Allocation of Time.

Make it 4 p.m.More Button

Committee on Finance. - Electricity (Special Provisions) Bill, 1966: Second Stage.

When Deputy Corish gets in after Deputy Cosgrave, he can move the amendment because we will have copies of it by then.More Button

Now, you are trying to jump Deputy Cosgrave and you should drop it.More Button

Why? On a point of order, if we are going to establish a precedent, does the Chair want an opportunity to read——More Button

(Interruptions.)More Button

We did not come down in yesterday's shower.More Button

We know what you are up to.More Button

How many barrels has this gun—one or two?More Button

We made Parliament work.More Button