Hayes, Michael

Wednesday, 12 December 1923

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 5 No. 22

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If the President has nothing to say to the appointment he cannot answer.More Button


That is a separate question, I think.More Button


Before entering upon the Orders of the Day, there is a report from the Special Committee appointed to consider the Interpretation Bill. It will be necessary to decide whether the Bill, as amended, is...More Button


Part of this amendment has been disposed of on amendment 29, but another part has become necessary owing to amendments passed already.More Button

Amendment 38 is, therefore, withdrawn, and a new amendment is proposed by Deputy Johnson, in lines 51 and 53 to delete the word “executive” where it occurs before the word “Minister.” Amendment agreed...More Button

at this stage took the Chair.More Button

Deputy McKenna should keep to the point of order. This is a Section for the constitution of what is called the Council of Defence. The amendment is to delete the Section. The question, therefore, I...More Button

The principle of the Section is the constitution of the Council of Defence. Could not objection to other matters be successfully met by amendment of the Section, or by deletion of portion of the Secti...More Button

I will hear the Deputy myself.More Button

The Deputy is now travelling outside the amendment.More Button

It is.More Button

Order!More Button

I take it the Deputy's point, which I have been endeavouring to grasp since he first spoke, is that the provision in Sub-section 2 of Section 8, which mentions the Minister for Defence under the style...More Button

Well, the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, which was passed on the 3rd August, 1923, and which is valid now and until the 3rd August, 1924, states (Section 5): The Command-in-Chief of and al...More Button

That is what we are bound by. We are bound by our own Acts, and if the Command-in-Chief is vested in the Executive Council by Act, then the Command-in-Chief is vested in the Executive Council. If a...More Button

I have given the Deputy great liberty——More Button

Order! I will not allow Deputy Redmond to speak when I rise. His experience elsewhere should, perhaps, teach him that. I allowed him to speak on this matter for 24 minutes, simply because I did not w...More Button

I will protect the Deputy, if he addresses me.More Button

I do not remember hearing Deputy Redmond saying that he did not mind insulting the people on those Benches.More Button

I understood the Deputy to say that he desired to disabuse the mind of the President of certain ideas, and was not so much concerned about disabusing the mind of certain other persons of those ideas. ...More Button

That is not insulting.More Button

Deputy Hughes will have to take my recollection of the matter.More Button

Did Deputy Milroy hear my ruling on this question?More Button

Then perhaps he will let somebody else speak and inquire about that ruling before he makes his speech.More Button

I am not desirous of preventing Deputy Milroy from speaking so long as he is in order. I only wanted to know whether he heard the ruling in regard to the question of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army...More Button

I am very pleased.More Button

I am waiting for the end of the sentence.More Button

Deputy Milroy is not at all making himself relevant to the amendment.More Button

Deputy Milroy will have to accept my view of what order is.More Button

Unless the Deputy can begin to be in order now, he must stop speaking.More Button

I am afraid Deputy Milroy did not get the whole of my ruling.More Button

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