Dillon, James Matthew

Wednesday, 28 November 1934

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 54 No. 3

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Private Deputies' Business. - Auctioneers, Valuers, House and Estate Agents Bill, 1933—Second Stage.

Will it remain on the Order Paper?More Button

Then the decision is that it will go to the bottom of the Order Paper and remain there until it is brought forward in due course?More Button

Private Deputies' Business. - Cattle Export Quota.

Not even in Clare.More Button

That was not the intention.More Button

I do not wish unduly to stand in Deputy O'Reilly's way, but I think the House would prefer to have the motion seconded in the usual way. The motion on the Paper raises, in my view, the whole question ...More Button

The Minister for Finance will have ample opportunity of trying to prop up the crazy structure of his colleague, the Minister for Agriculture. He had better invoke the President and the Minister for Lo...More Button

Do not be so sure.More Button

If this Government carries on much further, for those industrious farmers who never asked for doles, who do not want doles, and who do not want anything but liberty to earn a living, that will be the ...More Button

—who have learned what hunger means since Fianna Fáil came into office.More Button

We will keep an eye on Galway and we will keep an eye on the unfortunate farmers some of whom managed to protest at your meetings. I freely, admit you have managed to deceive some of them by spurious...More Button

You are cowering here in Dáil Eireann and saying: “Don't hit me with the baby in my arms.” I freely admit that you have managed to induce a few people up and down the country to say: “God knows, and ...More Button

I may not. Let us not lose our tempers with one another, because we may start saying nasty things.More Button

That is an old gag, and it will not work on me. I am discussing this motion: That the Dáil condemns the Executive Council for its neglect to secure a quota for the export of cattle to Great Britain a...More Button

I would suggest that the President should leave the matter over until the end of this evening's session.More Button

I venture to reassure the President that, within the terms of the motion on the Order Paper, I shall travel quite as widely as may be necessary. I was explaining to the Minister for Finance that we ca...More Button

The helpful Deputy from North Dublin intervenes with an intelligent and pertinent observation. I suggest to the Deputy that he should confine himself to matters with which he is more familiar. The De...More Button

Probably it is the kind of farming that prospers in the Minister's brain—the farming that is born in Capel Street and flourishes on the Quays—but, unfortunately, the farming on which our people live i...More Button

Who is going to eat the produce——More Button

—of the three intervening seasons? We cannot expect from the Minister, judging from his imbecile interjections, any constructive suggestions. We cannot even expect him to apply his mind to it for it ...More Button

The guarantee that he will not get it is that the President, who is no fool and never was a fool——More Button

Neither was Machiavelli nor Satan. Not that I would dream of likening the President to the latter. I have on one occasion likened him to Machiavelli. The President, speaking recently at the Ard-Fhe...More Button

Deputy Jordan has fallen into the trap. He does not want to make a trade agreement. He thinks you ought not to make a trade agreement.More Button

What does Deputy Jordan think? Does he think the President ought to make a trade agreement, or does he think he ought not?More Button

The Deputy is clear on this—that the Ard-Fheis was united, but he does not quite know what they were united about. I will tell him. They were united on the doctrine of Deputy Donnelly: “We have been ...More Button

No two Deputies in the Fianna Fáil Party are more perspicacious than Deputy Donnelly and Deputy Jordan. You do not know what you are united about; but with your hand on the tail of de Valera's coat y...More Button

I think I am entitled to rejoin briskly to the interruptions I have been subjected to since I addressed the House. I trust, Sir, I did not go further than your indulgence will permit. I point out ag...More Button

That is the ideal I would set before me. But in setting that before me, I would think with special contempt and loathing of the cheap politician who would try to buy votes with food. I would think w...More Button

It was printed in the Press—was he wrongly reported?More Button

Perhaps the Minister would have it contradicted now in the Press.More Button

I do not remember seeing any letter from the Minister repudiating any report of his speech. Perhaps he was too shy or perhaps, like a certain section of the Press, they might not believe him, and then...More Button

I have suggested to the President that the time has come to secure to our people a market for the disposal of their goods. I have suggested to him that he could do that in the morning, if he wanted t...More Button

I admit that it is worrying me. You have done more to demoralise and degrade our people within the last couple of years than was done in seven centuries by the British.More Button

I think that it is a damn sight more serious thing, since you think it is such a dreadful business, that there is not a man amongst you with guts and courage enough to sit down with the British and tr...More Button

It would be a matter of complete indifference to me if the whole British Fleet were assembled in the Liffey, provided the sovereign independence and liberties of our people were secure.More Button

If the Minister desires a discussion on the existing situation and the arrangement for the accommodation of the British Fleet at Irish ports, I shall be glad to discuss the question with him at length...More Button

At present, I am discussing, or trying to discuss, in face of the Minister's disorderly interruptions, the question of securing a fair share of the cattle market in Great Britain for the farmers of th...More Button

God help the country if somebody does not get the chance to clear up your mess.More Button

If I could remember the name of the man who had the task of clearing out the Augean stables I should apply it to the present circumstances. It is a job not for a Hercules but for a super-Hercules. Th...More Button

Whatever name he goes under, he will want to be a Hercules in spirit to do the job the Minister for Agriculture will leave after him. Perhaps it is just as well that, in discussing matters of this cha...More Button

My words will appear in the official transcript of this Debate and I shall repeat them outside anywhere. It is to avert that situation in which you are going to destroy a man's living and practically ...More Button

Jeers are not going to save this, nor are the jokes of Deputy Corry going to affect this issue. They may be pertinent on another occasion but not on this. Go and tell the Government what you yoursel...More Button

The Minister can go around this country and read my speeches and those of my colleagues and he will see that I warned him when he was starting that infernal Land Act that he was starting a land war. ...More Button

But the thing can be stopped; the evil can be remedied without resorting to the insolent back-chat such as we have had from the Minister for Agriculture. That is the language of a “Buckshot” Forster, ...More Button

For God's sake, you keep quiet.More Button

Try to do something along the lines that we advocate here to-day, because, if you do not, this country will meet with absolute disaster and collapse. None of us wants it, because, as I said before, a...More Button

Perhaps the Deputy will excuse me if I leave now.More Button


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