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Blaney, Neil T.C.

Thursday, 16 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 5


Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Sale of Quarries.

I have not had any approach from Tipperary (North Riding) County Council in this matter.More Button

Perhaps the Opposition would clear their hearing.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Planning Appeal.

This appeal was received on 5th May, 1966. I hope to give a decision on it in the near future.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Road Tar Specification.

At the outset I would like to emphasise that the operation of surface dressing which sometimes gives rise to the condition referred to by the Deputy, is at present, because of its low cost and endu...More Button

I have nothing to add to what I said to the Deputy. I should think that the specification to which tar is supplied at the moment is as I have said an up-to-date specification. I am afraid I am no...More Button

That is a matter I shall certainly consider. If the Deputy asserts that it is not in accordance with the specification, I shall question it.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Housing Loans.

The information requested is not available in my Department. I have asked the council to supply it and will forward it to the Deputy when it is received.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Coolock (Dublin) Housing Grant.

An instalment of the State grant in this case was paid on 15th June, 1964, and the balance on 25th June, 1965. Notification of both payments was issued by the Department to Dublin Corporation in J...More Button

I understand there is an amplification system in this House?More Button

I have not got my things over it, as the Deputy says.More Button

How does the supplementary arise out of the reply?More Button

The Deputy is asking a supplementary arising out of my reply, without having heard my reply.More Button

No, it is only the leader of the Labour Party who speaks while sitting on his fanny.More Button

I do not know the question.More Button

Correct.More Button

Though a year has elapsed since then, until the Deputy raised the question, no notification reached my Department.More Button

I hope so.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Payment of Housing Contractors.

In the administration of grants under section 5 of the Housing (Loans and Grants) Act, 1962, the schedule and estimate of repairs required to be done are prepared by the housing authority, and the ...More Button

Only in the most exceptional circumstances in practice in Sligo and Leitrim, which is the area about which the Deputy is immediately concerned, have cases arisen in which work was specified over an...More Button

I cannot say what cases the Deputy is talking about. I have not got details. If there is difficulty in specific cases the Deputy, or anybody in the House, is aware of that have come about as a re...More Button

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

Dublin County Council's application for a loan to finance this and a number of similar schemes is under examination in my Department in conjunction with the overall availability of capital for work...More Button

I suppose the short answer is “after they have service”, I presume. It is the services the Deputy is interested in, and I can only say in regard to this that the scheme is under consideration and ...More Button

You did hear it.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - County Dublin Sewerage Service.

This is a matter which is complained of—and probably rightly so—as having been delayed for 30 years. I have said before in somewhat similar terms to those I am going to use now, that i...More Button

When the overall national examination of the need for water and sewerage was made prior to the announcement of the scheme in 1955, I was really startled to find that in Dublin County —and wit...More Button

The fact that we have even got to the point of having such a scheme from Dublin County Council before us in the past year is evidence that, even after all these years of neglect, these people have...More Button

To get down to the specific case which Deputy Dunne is raising, he suggests this is a matter of the examination of this proposal from a technical point of view. In my reply today, I made it clear ...More Button

The examination going on is tied up not only with Dublin county but throughout the country. There is a full examination of what is before us, what money we have available to do all the work that i...More Button

Upwards of £4 million will be paid out on sanitary services, work on which was already in progress last year and the year before. The new year's work to be added is the matter that is causin...More Button

I have been exhorting people like Dublin County Council to do this work. As I said, if I were a representative for Dublin County, I would feel ashamed that this work has not been done. I would ge...More Button

I cannot give the Deputy a specific date but within the next couple of weeks, the overall examination will be completed and capital availability will be made known. We will get on with as much wor...More Button

The Dáil adjourned at 5.30 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 21st June, 1966.More Button