Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Financial Arrangements.
That is a completely separate question.
It is a separate question. Question No. 8.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Minister for Justice's Statement.
Order of Business.
I am not the judge of that.
I cannot pronounce on that.
The Chair has not said that it was in order.
It is the duty of the Chair to defend outsiders here as much as possible. It should not have been made.
It should not have been made.
It does not arise, but I think that the Deputy should withdraw his remarks about the young lady who wrote the letter.
If the Deputy does not want to withdraw his remark he need not, but I think he should.
That is was political propaganda for the lady to write that letter.
I leave the House to judge. I have no more to say on it now.
I will not hear any more of this unruly debate. Deputy Lehane must try to control himself. He has been interrupting repeatedly.
Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) (No. 2) Bill, 1948—First Stage.
When will the Second Stage be taken?
Nurses Registration Bill, 1948—Second Stage.
Does the Deputy wish to be recorded as dissenting?
The Republic of Ireland Bill, 1948—Committee (Resumed).
The Deputy is now getting away from the amendment.
The Deputy is again getting away from this amendment.
That is for the Chair.
The Deputy has been told that that is out of order. It is his third time repeating it. What was said on the Second Stage is not relevant and should not be introduced on this amendment.
Without discussing what was said on the Second Stage.
On the Committee Stage?
It does not arise.
That does not arise, either.
In other words repeat all that was said on the Second Stage?
That is not in order. The question is whether it should or should not be a national holiday. It would seem that the Deputy wants to originate a debate on the civil war.
I am not prepared to hear the Deputy further, if he cannot get away from that.
The Chair will rule on each speech separately, and will not give any pledges in advance.
What has that to do with a national holiday?
I called Deputy Cowan.
There is an amendment before the House and the Deputy must address himself to it.
The Deputy is not.
I would like to hear Deputy Cowan on the amendment.
The word “endeavour” is the operative word there. I will hear the Deputy now on the amendment.
What has a foreign communiqué to do with this debate?
And you are not the only Deputy who was limited.
The Deputy need not make a speech about it Deputy Aiken has been informed that he will not be allowed to travel along the road of external affairs.
Surely that is not a point of order.
Deputy Aiken is purporting to answer a remark made by the Taoiseach on this amendment. He has gone rather far away from what the Taoiseach said.
He is not entitled to say the Minister deliberately misled the House.
It is not in order to accuse a Minister or a Deputy of deliberately misleading the House.
It not out of order.
Points of order can be deliberately disorderly.
I had the same question of withdrawal earlier to-day and did not get much.
The Deputy must be allowed to make his speech without interruption.
The Deputy dealt with that yesterday.
A thing may be false without being deliberate.
I am not ruling on what anybody may do on any other subject. I will not be tied up in knots.
I do not want to hear anything about the civil war.
The Minister is now speaking and is entitled to speak without interruption.
The Deputy is entitled to ask a question, but not to make a second speech.
No. I am calling on the Taoiseach to conclude.
I did not see anyone rise.
Will Deputy Aiken allow him to speak?
The interruptions from both sides of the House must cease. We are not discussing public meetings. We are discussing this Bill.
Deputy O'Leary is not in the Chair.
I do not want to hear anything more on that line.
Lying in the cell has nothing to do with the Bill.
I have told Deputy Aiken that he should not interrupt.
I have told Deputy Aiken that he must not interrupt.
The Deputy is giving a bad example of it.
The Deputy has no obligation.
The Deputy is entitled to give his views.
The Deputy is entitled to make his own speech.
So am I sorry.
Deputy MacEntee has not spoken on this stage at all.
That does not arise.
That is not in the Bill. It was decided on an amendment yesterday.
That matter was discussed yesterday on an amendment which was disposed of and, not being in the Bill, it does not arise now.
On the Fifth Stage, discussion is confined to what is in the Bill, and that is not in it.