Thursday, 9 November 1944
Dáil Éireann Debate
Mr. Flanagan: asked the Minister for Supplies whether there is yet any possibility of securing from England the necessary carding and combing machinery required by Messrs. Salts (Ireland) Ltd., Tullamore; and, if so, when it is proposed to secure the machinery, which will mean more employment for Tullamore workers; and if he will state what precisely has been the nature of any representations made by his Department to secure this essential machinery.
Mr. Dwyer: There are two combing mills in the South of Ireland and we have never yet thought of making a request to the Minister to get machinery for us. No machinery was available since 1940 and I hope the Minister will not consider giving special facilities to Tullamore without taking into consideration also the the requirements of southern mills. I think the southern air seems to suit wool combing more than other areas.
Mr. Flanagan: If the Deputy had his way there would not be any mill in Tullamore. It is a damn good job that  Deputy Dwyer has not his way. We have a good mill in Tullamore and we have place for more if we can get them.
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