de Valera, Eamon

Tuesday, 20 March 1934

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 51 No. 9

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Report on Communism.

In course of debate on 1st March when reading a brief summary of the report referred to, I stated, in reply to an interruption by the Deputy, that the report, if necessary, could be placed on the Tabl...More Button

My reply to Deputy Fitzgerald on that occasion was as follows: “I am going to give a summary— a statement with regard to counties —and the report, if necessary, can be put on the Table of the House.” ...More Button

As the Deputy Leader of the Opposition was not in the House when I read the reply I should like to read it again. (Reply read again). After I read this reply, I understood from Deputy Fitzgerald tha...More Button

In reply, I want to say in the nature of things it is almost certain to be necessary—for the Government, no matter what Government is in office, to assure Deputies of the House, when questions of publ...More Button

Sitting of the Dáil.

I move that the House sit later than 9 p.m. and that the order for the adjournment be taken not later than 10.30 p.m. Agreed.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Gárda Síochána Report on Communism.

The first matter that arises in this connection is, what is the tradition of the House? It would appear, from certain remarks of the Deputy who has just spoken, that whatever tradition was there we h...More Button

We will come to that in time. I have listened very patiently to the Deputy. As I say, it is referred to in Vol. 18. It is referred to in Vol. 28. It is referred to in Vol. 32. It is referred to i...More Button

That was my belief, at any rate. Whether it was justifiable or not, I cannot say. Knowing that that report was submitted to me by the then Chief of Police I felt that giving a summary of it was nece...More Button

All right. To-day I said that, in my opinion, it was not in the public interest that the document should be published. I said: “If the Deputies press for it I am prepared, however, to keep my promis...More Button

I have read the reports because the reports were made to me by a gentleman who pretends there was this danger.More Button

A Deputy on the opposite benches spoke about Bishops a moment ago. How do the Bishops come into it? The Bishops come into it because they got from this gentleman and others like him reports which le...More Button

Nobody can be superior to the information which he gets if he thinks it is given to him in good faith. Well then, a Chinn Comhairle, as regards the tradition of the House I contend, at any rate, that...More Button

Deputies on the opposite benches—I think the very Deputy who is speaking—pleaded exactly the same.More Button

When the present Minister for Industry and Commerce was in opposition and when Deputy McGilligan was sitting here in this place—just a change of seats—Deputy Lemass at that time asked why not publish ...More Button

We will get that. The Deputy was caught out badly that time.More Button

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Here it is: “The Minister has referred to a considerable number of letters and has paraphrased them”; in other words, the Deputy referred to a number of letters and paraphrased them. I referred to a ...More Button

I am not running away from it. The Deputy is not going to put me into that dilemma.More Button

The Deputy paraphrased certain letters. I gave a summary. If that is not a close analogy I should like to know what an analogy is.More Button

I am standing to my promise because of the reasons I have already indicated. If Deputies on the opposite benches hold me to the promise I will fulfil it, and mind you for this reason, because I think...More Button


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