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Dunne, Seán

Thursday, 16 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 5


Order of Business.

I should like to give notice that, with the permission of the Chair, I intend to raise on the Adjournment the inequity of the proposal to pay such a large amount in pension and lump sum to one publ...More Button

I brought to the notice of your Office yesterday that I intended to raise this matter. It seems to me to be the direct responsibility of the Minister for Transport and Power.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Retirement of CIE Chairman

asked the Minister for Transport and Power the date of retirement of the Chairman of CIE.More Button

Is it the position that this poor man is now the chairman of two semi-State bodies?More Button

Might I ask then, arising out of the question, are we to take it that he pockets the £8,000 lump sum and the miserable £65 weekly pension with one hand while he made the decree for exor...More Button

I merely want to get some additional information as to the activities of this public official before he bids farewell to one section of the community. He has been at great pains to extract every p...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Civil Service Pension Requirement.

Will the Minister tell me whether it will be required in the case of a public official like Dr. Andrews? Surely the Minister can answer that?More Button

According to what the Minister for Transport and Power said yesterday, we could not pay him enough for what he did.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - County Dublin Sewerage Service.

asked the Minister for Local Government the present position in relation to the installation of sewerage service in the area of Turnapin and Cloghran, County Dublin.More Button

In view of the fact that this appears to have been under discussion, consideration, and all kinds of deliberation for some years, can the Minister say when the residents of Turnapin and Cloghran ca...More Button

In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the Minister's reply, I ask permission to raise this matter on the Adjournment.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - County Tipperary Forestry Employment.

He got the golden handshake on a minor scale.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Fertiliser Prices.

Could we have order, please? I have a question down and I am very anxious that it should be reached.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Ewe Lamb Subsidy.

Can we be assured that there will be no bad language today?More Button

I heard some in this House recently——More Button

From the Taoiseach, I am sorry to say.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Conditions of Departmental Employee.

asked the Minister for Justice if he is aware that an employee of his Department (details supplied) has not had a Sunday free from work during the past 11 years; and that because of the system of w...More Button

I would like to ask the Minister from a purely human point of view, and leaving aside formalistic references to the Civil Service scheme, in reference to this boilerman—this man has a big fam...More Button

I know this man.More Button

I am informed by the man himself.More Button

Surely it is not sufficient that the Minister should leave the matter in this way? Will he not have another look at this?More Button

Not a passing glance but a real intent look.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - County Dublin Sewerage Service.

For the record, the question asked today is as follows:More Button

To ask the Minister for Local Government the present position in relation to the installation of sewerage service in the area of Turnapin and Cloghran, County Dublin.More Button

The Minister's reply was:More Button

Dublin County Council's application for a loan to finance this and a number of smaller schemes is under examination in conjunction with the overall availability of capital for works of this kind du...More Button

It is because of the appalling delay which has occurred in relation to the provision of the very elementary facilities of toilets at Turnapin cottages and a number of other places on the perimeter ...More Button

Turnapin cottages are 38 county council dwellings situated about half a mile beyond Santry village. I suppose it is a distance of about three or four miles from O'Connell Street and these 38 cott...More Button

In the case of this scheme at Turnapin, which was constructed in or about 1936, these primitive methods of sanitation have been in operation since that time. That is 30 years ago. I remember when...More Button

I did not have time to look at all the records to discover the exact number of Dáil questions I have asked. Since 1963, at any rate, I have asked five questions concerning this matter, detai...More Button

I approved of a tender for the provision of water and sewerage facilities to Turnapin cottages on 18th June, 1965.More Button

That is a year ago. The Minister went on:More Button

A request by Dublin County Council on 19th November last for a loan to finance this and other similar schemes is under examination.More Button

That was the position on 10th February, 1966 and the reply which I received today from the Minister to my question on the matter indicates absolutely no progress on the situation as it was then.More Button

It is scandalous that this matter should have been neglected by the Minister and by the county council in the manner in which it has been neglected. Apart from the cottages at Turnapin, application...More Button

The tenants of Turnapin cottages were canvassed two years ago by the local authorities and asked would they be agreeable to making a contribution towards the cost of the provision of sewerage servi...More Button

In raising this matter, I want to urge upon the Minister the need for immediate action to have the money provided, because that is all that remains after long and weary waiting. The position has no...More Button

We know very well that this is not an intricate or complex scheme. It is a small one, and even a layman—I mean a person without any technical qualifications—could, I am sure, satisfy h...More Button

I will not class Deputy Burke as a layman. His condition is indeterminate. But I am sure he is as concerned about this as I am, except that he is in the difficult position of supporting the Mini...More Button

A difficult role, indeed, but for a Thespian of his experience, one which he carries off fairly effectively. As I was saying, it is not a very involved scheme, and one would not think the provisio...More Button

I want to say that there is a special case to be made for this particular group of cottages inasmuch as the land upon which they are built could be said to be adjacent to the Airport. It is not a v...More Button

I would like the Minister now to say, and I ask him to say in reply to my submission, to the people of Turnapin cottages and indeed the people at Newtown and Coolock, as well as the other areas I h...More Button

Would he give us a specific date as to when this will be disposed of, as I have a feeling that if it is not attended to some day we will find ourselves with a very dangerous public health situation...More Button

I am asking the Minister to try to give us a definite date as to when this matter will be resolved.More Button