FitzGerald, Desmond

Thursday, 17 May 1934

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 52 No. 9

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Discharge of Army Reservist.

The Minister was quite right in referring to that regulation about dispensing with men who have served in the Army when the number is too great, or when, for matters of economy it may be necessary to...More Button

Yes. Why was a choice made in the case of this man? What is the principle behind it?More Button

The Minister has shirked answering the question why this man was selected for discharge. The Minister gave no indication except the blank answer that the man's services were no longer required.More Button

Resolution No. 24—General (Resumed).

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Or approval?More Button

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The Minister, I presume, is trying to make out that statements by the Opposition necessarily destroy the prospects of a loan. What was pointed out to him was that notwithstanding the extraordinary sta...More Button

I have not seen it.More Button

I do not even read the Minister's speeches.More Button

Constitution (Amendment No. 24) Bill—Report.

I was astounded to hear the mover of this amendment say that he presumed it was not going to be accepted by the Government, but I am still more astounded to see a certain movement on the part of the h...More Button

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The bring ing in of this Bill, in the first place—More Button

I do not contest your ruling, but I think that, as on the Report Stage, a certain number of amendments were discussed, which brought out largely the fundamental heresy of the Bill, it is the proper pl...More Button

Is not the situation arising out of the Committee Stage appropriate?More Button

And now as amended on this stage. What I was about to say is that the discussion, in regard to certain amendments, has brought out clearly and must have clarified the President's own mind, that his i...More Button

What I would point out is that the President, when introducing this Bill, said——More Button

The President overlooked the fact that there are certain fundamental rights involved in the Constitution which should not be changeable by any authority in the country. The President is creating a si...More Button

I was just going to bring that in by way of analogy, but I do not want to digress. The President is taking power to interfere with the most vital and sacred rights of the people, and is wiping them o...More Button

I have nothing more to say.More Button

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