Dillon, James Matthew

Wednesday, 9 November 1949

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 118 No. 5

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Egg Production.

The present production of eggs is not abnormally low for the time of the year.More Button

By the very simple explanation that I have been Minister for Agriculture for 18 months and that no amount of mechanisation will persuade pullets that were hatched nine months ago to lay eggs mechanica...More Button

No. It is largely due to the fact that housewives will not exercise the foresight to buy a tin of waterglass in the month of June and waterglass four or five dozen eggs to be used for cooking in the ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Egg Packing Centre.

I have asked the Dairy Disposal Company to consider the question of the establishment of an egg packing and grading centre at Castlemaine creamery and to submit proposals in the matter for my consider...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Chick Scheme for Mayo Gaeltacht.

The scheme for the distribution of pure-bred chicks at a specially reduced price to residents in the Gaeltacht is an experimental one and for that reason I thought it advisable to confine the scheme f...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Price of Pigs.

I do not think there is anything I can usefully add to my reply to the question on this subject put down by Deputy Cogan on 26th October.More Button

I am sure the Deputy is aware that I am keeping the whole of this matter under constant and careful review. Speaking recently at the county committee of agriculture in Sligo, I announced my intention...More Button

The Deputy is aware that people can export live pigs now. Is the Deputy aware of that?More Button

Oh, well then we give him good news. Live pigs can now be exported to Great Britain where they will be paid for at 33/- a score dead weight up to 160 lb. weight; sows and pigs over 160 lb., 20/6 a sc...More Button

Prices for over-weight pigs have declined, but prices for pigs of optimum weights have remained generally at a satisfactory level. I have repeatedly pointed out in recent months that the day of the o...More Button

Is the Deputy aware that, after that depreciation, it subsequently appreciated?More Button

The Deputy should inquire further.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sows for Cottiers.

A scheme for the distribution of sows on reasonable terms, introduced by the Pigs and Bacon Commission, is at present operating in 13 counties and will, I understand, be extended to other counties if ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Export of Gift Turkeys.

It is my intention to grant permits to residents in this country to send gifts of turkeys, during the coming Christmas season, to their immediate relatives in Great Britain. This concession will be co...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Price of Seed Potatoes.

The export of certified seed potatoes will in future be controlled by the Irish Potato Marketing Company, a non-profit making body representative of growers, exporters and my Department, which I am ab...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Development of Youghal Port.

The development of the fishing industry at Youghal, as at other places, must primarily depend upon the initiative and enterprise of the local fishermen. The advice and assistance of my Department is,...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Increase in Licence Fees.

“The widow of Balbriggan” is in trouble again.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Effect of Devaluation.

It is almost as bad as the Argentine wheat or the Deputy's coal.More Button

Private Deputies' Business - Derating of Agricultural Land—Motion.

What is the average rate on agricultural land?More Button

It is 11/5.More Button

There is a difference between 11/5 and 27/9.More Button

rose.More Button

There is no truth in the story at all.More Button

That is the third time the Deputy has said that.More Button

Deputy Corry was put up to talk this out, but it is a free country and he has a right to do so, thanks be to God.More Button

Deputy Corry, like the White Queen in Through the Looking Glass, believes in “jam to-morrow and jam yesterday, but never jam to-day”. Deputy Corry says—as reported in Vol. 99, col. 552, of the Officia...More Button

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