O'Connell, Tomas

Tuesday, 2 December 1924

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 9 No. 19

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DAIL IN COMMITTEE. - LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL, 1924—THIRD STAGE (RESUMED.)

I find it very difficult, I must confess, to understand all the implications that are in this section. In so far as I understand it to mean that credit is being given to a public servant for all his y...More Button

Will the Minister explain Sub-section (2): “an officer who resigned his office”? Which office does that mean? Does it mean he resigned the local office and joined the central authority, or does it m...More Button

When joining the central authority?More Button

I think it will be necessary to make that clear.More Button

Is that why you put in “permanent situation”?More Button

Would the Minister undertake to find out how many are affected?More Button

The same thing applies to Deputy Esmonde's amendment.More Button

How does that come in?More Button

I do not profess to have a very wide experience of the actual working of local authorities, but it seems to me that this proposal strikes at the very root of responsible administration by local author...More Button

It might never get as far as the Minister.More Button


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