McGilligan, Patrick

Friday, 13 November 1925

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 13 No. 4

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CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - GERMAN WORKERS IN SHANNON SCHEME.

There is no such agreement. Siemens-Schuckertwerhe are bound to employ Irish workers so far as practicable, and may only employ German or other workers with the approval of the chief engineer, which ...More Button

Ordinarily speaking, one would always take into consideration how far Irish labour is available for the particular work. “Available” means available in fact, not in theory.More Button

When men of any other nationality apply, their case will be considered on the merits.More Button

No, I do not think so.More Button

No, we would take into consideration that men would be required in Ireland for work for which Irishmen were not available.More Button

Or if you like to say “coolies” at a higher rate of wages than ordinary men in Europe get.More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - SOUTHERN RAILWAYS EMPLOYEES.

The Chief Justice has appointed Mr. Arthur C. Meredith, K.C., 25 Upper Mount Street, Dublin, to be a standing arbitrator to hear and determine appeals provided for by Clause 8 of the Third Schedule to...More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - COMPILING STATISTICS RE UNEMPLOYED.

The functions of Home Assistance Officers do not come within my province, and the question should have been addressed to the Minister for Local Government and Public Health.More Button

I am asked in the question if I am aware that Home Assistance Officers are now compiling figures as to the numbers of unemployed persons in their district. I cannot answer for Home Assistance Officer...More Button

The presumption is wrong.More Button

I have taken the only action open to me; I have had returns from the Unemployment Exchanges.More Button

I cannot say that I have made any application to the Minister for Justice in the matter.More Button

No.More Button

I have taken steps to ascertain the number of unemployed.More Button

I have taken all the steps open to me in my Department to get correct figures in regard to the unemployed. When I did take steps to do the same last year it did not meet with the approval of the Depu...More Button

That would mean that I would be passing judgment on officials not in my Department, and I cannot consider that.More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - UNSTAMPED UNEMPLOYMENT CARDS.

If the question relates to men employed by the Office of Public Works or the Department of Lands and Agriculture on the improving of agricultural land, by drainage works, such work has previously been...More Button

The Deputy is quite wrong; I have not connected it. It has been connected by a decision, not my decision.More Button

My Department cannot decide what is to be done in particular matters. There is a law and there are certain methods of procedure laid down under that law. Decisions have been obtained in accordance w...More Button

I cannot give any general ruling. I am not a judge. These things will be decided in the ordinary way when cases come forward.More Button

By no means. There is an interpretation and there is also a Court of Appeal. There are certain channels through which an appeal can be made. Those channels have been utilised and certain decisions h...More Button

That would be a mere waste of breath. It does not matter whether I do or not.More Button

It is not the policy.More Button

They did.More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - VERSCHOYLE ESTATE (ATHY).

The lands of Newtownbirt, comprising 286 acres 3 roods 37 perches turbary, on the estate of W. H. Verschoyle, have been published in the Provisional List as lands which, in default of valid objection,...More Button


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