Mulcahy, Richard James

Wednesday, 20 June 1934

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 53 No. 6

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Galway Armed Robbery.

asked the Minister for Justice if he will state if the person who carried out an armed robbery of the Post Office at Claddaghduff, near Clifden, Country Galway, on the 16th March, has been identified ...More Button

Will the Minister say how many of the persons who have been interrogated in connection with this matter have declined to give any information to the police?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Use of Firearms.

asked the Minister for Justice if he will state the number of occasions upon which since 1st January last firearms have been (1) displayed in public without lawful authority; and (2) discharged in pub...More Button

Can the Minister say what exactly is behind the policy which does not make a charge in cases where arms are discharged in public without lawful authority?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Search of Tipperary House.

asked the Minister for Justice if he will state whether the house of Daniel Ryan, St. Patrick's Avenue, Tipperary, was searched by detectives on the 17th February last; and, if so, if he will state wh...More Button

Is the Minister aware that the incidents referred to took place on the 17th February? Is he also aware that a Parabellum and a Webley, together with a certain amount of gelignite and other detonating...More Button

I do not. In view of the seriousness of the case, I should like to know what exactly the Minister's difficulty is, because, on the face of it, there is a very partial administration of justice in rel...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment in Saorstát Industry.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the total number of persons employed in the manufacture of (1) tobacco; (2) boots and shoes; (3) glass bottles; (4) soap and candles; (5) ...More Button

What are the exact circumstances which prevent the Minister being able to say on the 20th June the number of persons who were engaged in the manufacture of tobacco on the 1st March last?More Button

Can the Minister say from about how many of the tobacco manufacturers these returns have not been received?More Button

Are we to understand from the Minister that even this meagre information with regard to tariffed industries is no longer to be available to Deputies?More Button

Has not the Minister power to require these firms to give this information?More Button

Private Business. - Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Bill, 1934—First Stage.

Will the Bill be circulated in time?More Button

Private Business. - Finance Bill, 1934—Committee Stage (Resumed).

Perhaps the Minister will tell us if the period of 100 years is based on the violin or on any general principle. The Minister has put us into a difficulty in that no reasonable amendment can be moved...More Button

But, Sir, they will be some time or other.More Button

I am anxious to find out whether there is anything arising out of this section which would mean that these chairs were a capital investment and we could hope to export them as antiques in another 100 ...More Button

With regard to Section 17, the Minister, when dealing with the Financial Resolution on which this section is based, had something, but very little, to say with regard to the tobacco industry. In view...More Button

I should like to ask the Minister, Sir, has he nothing to say?More Button

The Minister said the other day that there had been a considerable increase in employment in the tobacco industry. He said that he discussed in 1932 the position in the tobacco industry, but he did n...More Button

They were pushed out.More Button

They were pushed out.More Button

A Deputy from Galway says “Rightly so”—a Deputy who cannot point to a single development of industry in the Gaeltacht about which the Ministry are so full of talk. It is a Deputy from that district w...More Button

The Deputy may have got one, but if so, it is a deep secret in his own heart and that of the Minister for Industry and Commerce, because this House has not been able to find out whether he has or not....More Button

Again, Sir, I should like to ask the Minister——More Button

I should like to put a simpler question, Sir. Why is it, in the case of an industry in which employment was increased from 500 persons—that is, the equivalent of fulltime employment—to 2,317 persons,...More Button

It arises here in so far as this section deals with that industry.More Button

Yes, in a window box.More Button

You started the country.More Button

There is quite a lot about this country that you do not know.More Button

Some other people did with petrol tins.More Button

Just as long as it suited you. Will there be a change when you leave?More Button

When we were on the benches opposite the Minister for Agriculture or some other responsible person who knew something about it would deal with tobacco, whatever he had to say about it.More Button

But where is he now?More Button

Wait until you get the local elections results.More Button

The Deputy is too busy grazing.More Button

I move amendment No. 20:— In the second column opposite reference No. 22 after the word “towelling” but within the bracket to insert the words “and webbing cloths used in the manufacture of collars an...More Button

Is the Minister accepting the amendment?More Button

The Minister seems to admit the position. Here we have in County Donegal a most important industry being strangled because of the limitations of an alien language. The Minister cannot, within the f...More Button

I shall leave the matter over to give the Minister an opportunity of having a further consultation with the manufacturers concerned in the matter.More Button

In Committee on Finance. - Vote No. 8—Local Loans.

On what ground does the Minister justify charging a higher rate of interest on loans granted now in respect of housing that is being completed, than on loans that would be actually made after the 1st ...More Button

Are we to understand from the Minister that if he reduces the rate of interest on loans in respect of housing in future, he intends to reduce the amount of the subsidy for those houses?More Button

The Minister made a kind of gesture that he is reducing the interest on loans. But the local authority may wake up and find this is simply a bilk seeing that he proposes on one side actually to reduc...More Button

The Minister has told us that after the 1st of October he is going to reduce the rate of interest, but as to what Government subsidy he is going to give local authorities in respect of housing he said...More Button

In Committee on Finance. - Vote No. 16—Superannuation and Retired Allowances.

Can the Minister say what is the annual extra amount that has been added to this Vote as a result of civil servants asking for and getting permission to retire from the civil service because of the cu...More Button

In Committee on Finance. - Vote 18—Secret Service.

Would the Minister say what is the necessity for this big amount to be voted for the secret service? As has already been pointed out, the actual expenditure on secret service over a number of years h...More Button

I would like to know how much of the £25,000 is being spent in the Army and how much of it is being spent in the police force. If the Deputy is able to assist the House in that he will be doing a val...More Button

Then the Minister ought to put his back-benchers right. At any rate, I would like to know how much of it has been spent up to date.More Button

And the Minister as a student of history is also familiar with it. The Minister for Justice is brazen enough about this on occasions. He was telling about one particular organisation in the country, ...More Button

The Minister will understand it all if he listens.More Button

The point I am making in reading this document——More Button

——is that there is sworn evidence here of the fact that if a particular person who makes a statement can provide information that the Blueshirt organisation is an armed organisation, he will be introd...More Button

I am charging the Ministry that, through particular channels of their own, they are asking people——More Button

I am charging the Government, basing my charge on a sworn statement here, with using agents of their own to go to persons outside, in difficulties or otherwise, and to ask them to get them information...More Button

I am going to ask you, Sir, to listen——More Button

I am dealing with a case in which a man A——More Button

I am going to say this: A man A told a man B that the Government had no definite proof that the Blueshirts were an armed organisation; that they were anxious to get such proof; and that if B could get...More Button

It is getting secret information and offering a bribe for the getting of it.More Button

I regret very much having to oppose my opinion to that of the Chair but I really must argue again that, on this Secret Service Vote, which provides a very much increased amount for secret service, I ...More Button

There is here a suggestion of reward——More Button

I find myself completely nonplussed, Sir, if, on this Vote for Secret Service, I cannot discuss a case in which——More Button

The Minister is defending a very dirty mess and hiding his dirty information.More Button

I know of no place more meet and proper to discuss the action of persons seeking information for the Government from some member of an organisation that they wish to brand as an armed organisation and...More Button

Am I not entitled to discuss that matter on this Vote?More Button

And I am prepared to mention a third, the solicitor.More Button

I cannot prove that a single halfpenny was paid from this Vote and on your ruling, as far as I understand it now, we cannot discuss any matter in which we cannot prove that money passed. I do not kno...More Button

Will the Attorney-General get up and defend the filthy nest he is defending by words of his own and will he give some explanation as to why this excessive Vote is being asked for?More Button

The whole situation.More Button

Information!More Button

Particularly the Minister for Finance.More Button

How much was spent?More Button

The Minister was not prepared to listen to it.More Button

On a point of order, Sir. The Minister is attempting to construct a document that will suit himself, having objected to the reading of a document that was actually sworn testimony.More Button

The Minister can have the sworn word if he wants it.More Button

What is the statement?More Button


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