Lyons, John

Thursday, 29 April 1926

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 15 No. 7

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CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - PAYMENT OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT (GRANARD).

Does the Minister think it right that these people should have to walk ten miles, and will he look into the matter with a view to re-establishing the sub-office?More Button

Is the Minister aware that there are more people unemployed than the number he mentioned?More Button

I understand that the number is 175.More Button

Twenty-one are eligible but a good many are not eligible.More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - ROAD FUND GRANTS (WESTMEATH).

Is the Minister aware that the Westmeath County Council employed permanently about 400 men, and that the remainder are men engaged on relief work? There are about 600 men altogether suspended whose e...More Button

Will the Minister be able to give that information this week?More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - DISTRIBUTION OF ATHLONE ESTATE.

Is the Minister aware that there are such lands?More Button

Meantime, will the Minister prevent the eviction of this man and his eight children?More Button

RAILWAYS (EXISTING OFFICERS AND SERVANTS) BILL, 1926—SECOND STAGE (RESUMED).

I do not think it is fair to use such expressions about the Deputy in his absence. It may be another mistake on the Minister's part, as in the case of Deputy Morrissey. I do not think it is right to...More Button

That did not accuse the Minister of dishonesty.More Button

Particularly Deputy Byrne.More Button

I hold that that did not attribute dishonesty to the Minister.More Button

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BILL, 1926—SECOND STAGE.

Would the Minister say whether this includes employees in the military service in the barracks? I mean civilian employees, such as typists and clerks?More Button

Does military service in Saorstát Eireann mean any person employed in the barracks, such as typists or clerks, or in any capacity like that in a civilian way?More Button

I think the Minister should deal with Section 2 as he has dealt with Section 6 in the other Bill. These people, in paying contributions to the fund, were looking on them as a kind of life insurance po...More Button

That is what we want.More Button

No, but where a person is not eligible for unemployment benefit he should not be requested to pay contribution towards the Unemployment Insurance Act.More Button

I believe that a worker who has twenty, thirty or forty stamps to his credit when demobilised should get credit for them if they were his property.More Button

He would not have lost his employment if he had not joined the Army.More Button


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