Aiken, Frank

Thursday, 25 February 1954

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 144 No. 8

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Committee on Finance. - Vote 16—Superannuation and Retired Allowances.

Tairgim:— Go ndeonfar suim fhorlíontach nach mó ná £125,000 chun íoctha an mhuirir a thiocfas chun bheith iníoctha i rith na bliana dar críoch an 31ú lá de Mhárta, 1954, chun Pinsean, Aoisliúntas, Cúi...More Button

Deputy Dillon, with his inadequate knowledge of Irish, gathered from my inadequate reading of the explanation of this Estimate exactly the truth, and that is that there were more Gardaí retiring durin...More Button

It is true and it is on the records. The Deputy said it in English that was understood by the reporters who put it on the records.More Button

The Deputy, of course, has been galloping around the country in recent weeks. He comes in here and makes statements which can be challenged. They are not just thrown out into the wind as they might...More Button

The Irish Press reporter may have been let in, but this is a secret organisation and we do not know what Deputy Dillon was saying in secret to them.More Button

I wonder!More Button

We will see what will happen in another week or so. A week will tell the whole story.More Button

I am wondering whether Deputy Dillon is prepared to tell the country or some secret meeting that he is against introducing a Supplementary Estimate for £125,000 in order to pay the extra pension which...More Button

Deputy Dillon said that the Taoiseach said that the taxable limit was reached and that we should not introduce supplementaries.More Button

Deputy Dillon and Deputy Sweetman went around the country in 1947 saying that if they got power here they would reduce taxation——More Button

——by £10,000,000 and instead they drove it up by £20,000,000.More Button

They collected £20,000,000 more in the first year of their office——More Button

And I have no doubt that if they were returned they would probably put it up by £50,000,000.More Button

There is two-gun Dillon from Ballaghaderreen off again at a gallop.More Button

Deputy Dillon thinks he is dancing a jig on the tombstone of the Irish Party and a Republican flag in each hand.More Button

Deputy Dillon can talk about me; can I talk about Deputy Dillon for a while? After all, this should be interesting. There should be reciprocity.More Button

If I am allowed to do it, I am quite prepared to confine my remarks solely to this Estimate and to ask the House to pass it in order that we may provide the extra pensions for the Guards who will, we ...More Button

There are a number of Guards going out between now and the 31st March and we will require more money in order to meet their claims.More Button

The whole of the sum for the financial year is for the Guards who went out during the financial year——More Button

——and this sum will pay for those who will go out between now and the end of the financial year. Vote put and agreed to. Vote reported and agreed to.More Button

Written Answer. - Home Consumption of Liquors.

The following are the particulars asked for by the Deputy in regard to the quantities of spirits, beer, cider and wine retained for home consumption in the calendar year 1953:—More Button


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