Costello, Joe

Thursday, 12 March 1998

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 154 Nbr. 13

Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy.

On behalf of the Labour Party, I wish to be associated with the tributes to Mr. Jack McQuillan and the messages of sympathy to his family. He was from County Roscommon and therefore a fellow count...More Button

It is probably less common in County Roscommon but he was a socialist all his life. He came into the Dáil on that wave of enthusiasm in 1948 after World War II when Clann na Poblachta was e...More Button

I knew Dr. Noel Browne well and he always said he would have been lost without Jack McQuillan in those difficult days in the 1950s and early 1960s in the Dáil. Together they put down motion...More Button

Jack McQuillan was a member of the Labour Party for a period, as was Dr. Noel Browne, and we were proud to have them in the party. Both men were extremely concerned with the less well off. Jack M...More Button

Order of Business.

It is proposed to take all Stages of item 2 today and of item 3 tomorrow. We have already indicated to the Leader of the House that that is unacceptable. There is no great pressure to take all St...More Button

The Labour Party will support Senator Manning in any division over his request that all remaining Stages of item 3 on the Order Paper are not taken tomorrow. Much pressure was exerted to have this...More Button

The Leader stated the last time I raised the matter of a debate on industrial relations that he would seek to have one at an early stage. The situation in Ryanair is being dealt with by inquiry at...More Button

The Senator is breaking precedent.More Button