O'Higgins Snr., Dr Thomas Francis

Thursday, 27 March 1947

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 105 No. 3

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Estimates for Public Services, 1947-48. - Vote 32—Office of the Minister for Justice (Resumed).

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As a matter of fair play, the Minister is unquestionably entitled to his opinion but I think purely on an opinion that can be obtained only second-hand or thirdhand——More Button

Your only acquaintance with him is something like two soldiers looking at each other over the sights of their rifles. The Deputy has been in this House for a number of years and I would accept his op...More Button

It is only with the Chair's and the Minister's permission that I make this suggestion. I would be with the Minister if he adopted the attitude that no visits are allowed. Deputies have their own sour...More Button

Deputy O'Higgins is only trying to keep out of prisons.More Button

Estimates for Public Services. - Vote 66—Office of the Minister for Social Welfare.

I do not think that Deputies ever dealt with any Estimates that were so involved, complicated and so difficult to follow as this set of Estimates. We have the Book of Estimates and we have the additi...More Button

Perhaps the Minister in course of time will look into the advisability of applying the new method there also. I would not urge that nourishment in kind and food should be dropped without a very full ...More Button


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