Lyons, John

Wednesday, 11 March 1925

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 10 No. 11

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DAIL IN COMMITTEE. - LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL, 1924.—FROM THE SEANAD (RESUMED.—AMENDMENT 90).

I have no wish to give a silent vote on this amendment, but I do not altogether agree with the views put forward by Deputy Johnson. He appears to imagine that 35 or 40 per cent. of the employees of t...More Button

If I am wrong Deputy Johnson had a wrong intention when speaking. I ask the Dáil not to go back to the penal times. There have been too many oaths taken in this country. You are taking oaths every ...More Button

Deputy Magennis has taken me up wrongly. He said the words I used before I sat down were that this is the most disgraceful thing introduced into this House since I became a member. What I meant was ...More Button

Is it the intention of the Minister to apply this to members of all local authorities? Is it his intention that before they take office they shall make a similar declaration?More Button

I know, but it is not an oath. They are not sworn before a Peace Commissioner the same as would have to be done in this case. I am not convinced by the speech of the Minister. I have not changed my...More Button


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