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Fanning, John

Thursday, 15 December 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 226 Nbr. 5


Debate on Adjournment (Christmas Recess) (Resumed).

We were split before that?More Button

He is not a bad example.More Button

But he is looking for trouble.More Button

You were not serious in the by-elections.More Button

But it did not work.More Button

The footballer in Galway——More Button

I am sorry.More Button

Deputy Donegan suggested that.More Button

What happened to poor Deputy Dillon?More Button

As a backbencher on the Fianna Fáil benches, I am proud to be here behind our present Taoiseach, Deputy Jack Lynch. The previous speaker asked why we did not go to the country at a certain ...More Button

There was something in the Sunday Independent about putting a hurler in your tank. Some two or three years ago, Fine Gael put a footballer in their tank in Galway. They brought the cup and...More Button

I have no objection to hurling or football. In a small way, I played these games myself. You did it more so than the present Taoiseach did it, but, apart altogether from his six all-Ireland gold...More Button

I think he is entitled to be where he is today. We did not go down and say to the people: “You must vote for Jack Lynch or out you go”. The people voted in conscience for what they thought was th...More Button

There was the NFA dispute. We heard the Fine Gael fellows going around the country saying, in effect: “Look at what Fianna Fáil have done to the farmers who are sitting on the steps of the ...More Button

I come from North Tipperary where we have the NFA at the present time. I am sorry for the farmers of North Tipperary, and for the poor country, that they are following such a man. A man who could ...More Button

When Deputy Donnellan was being carried shoulder-high it was OK as far as he was concerned. I am sorry that we have been forced into this debate. I thought we would have had no debate tonight.More Button

We had a debate a few weeks ago when Ministers could not take part. They were debarred from taking part in the debate, because if they had done so, they would have been speaking on their own behal...More Button

Were there no medical cards in Deputy Donnellan's election, prescribed by a medical doctor?More Button

I am sure there were, on your behalf.More Button

When you were looking for election to this House.More Button

I heard Deputy Harte talking about the transfer of votes to elect a Deputy. You cannot go into a polling booth and hold a man's hand and say to him to vote No. 1 and No. 2. Electors will vote as ...More Button

I would say that there are many Deputies in the backbenches of Fine Gael who are very glad that we won the two seats. They were wondering what would happen if we were defeated.More Button

I am sorry to have delayed the House. I am sure that the Deputies Opposite will go back to their own people and say that they will have to pull up their socks, that Fianna Fáil are on the c...More Button