Figgis, Darrell

Friday, 12 January 1923

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 2 No. 16

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I move an amendment to Section 23, line 58, that after the words, “number of votes,” to omit the rest, and to substitute “shall be the highest number of votes credited to him at any time during the co...More Button

I think the point made by the Minister is a very sound one, and I withdraw my amendment in favour of the other.More Button

In view of what the President has said, and seeing that there was an official amendment covering the same ground, I did not put forward any argument in favour of my amendment. It did occur in one def...More Button

I join with the President in his hope that at no future elections will there be candidates who will be outraged. I go further and express the hope that at no future elections will there be candidates...More Button

I am moving to delete Sub-section (6). I have no very strong feeling on the matter. If it was not likely to be accepted I would not press it. The reason it has been proposed is briefly this:—Accor...More Button

I do not press the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

Would it not serve the same purpose, if the words Seanad and Dáil were for the purpose required accepted as adjectives, though they are not, and talk about a Dáil Elector and a Seanad Elector?More Button

There is an amendment standing in my name, “to omit the words `on both sides,' lines 12 and 13.” The sentence reads, “at the time of voting, the ballot paper shall be marked on both sides with an of...More Button

I accept that entirely. It would meet the point. Very frequently it is not an embossed stamp.More Button

I believe in the majority of cases where negligence had occurred there is a good deal of excuse for the officer. At one election, for example, it happened to be the South Armagh election in 1918, the...More Button

I should like to say, seeing that I have been referred to, that I was at that particular polling booth as a sub-agent on a warrant authorised by Deputy McCarthy.More Button

Yes, on the understanding that the Minister will consider it. Amendment by leave withdrawn.More Button

I have an amendment which reads:—Instead of the words “in the presence of such agents, if any, of the candidates as may be in attendance,” to substitute “in the presence only of each candidate, and no...More Button

I do not press the amendment, but I do take this opportunity of saying that it was impossible to have gone to any polling booth in any recent elections without having seen things that were very peculi...More Button

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