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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
We will see what will happen in another week or so. A week will tell the whole story.
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...
Deputy Dillon said that the Taoiseach said that the taxable limit was reached and that we should not introduce supplementaries.
Deputy Dillon and Deputy Sweetman went around the country in 1947 saying that if they got power here they would reduce taxation——
——by £10,000,000 and instead they drove it up by £20,000,000.
They collected £20,000,000 more in the first year of their office——
And I have no doubt that if they were returned they would probably put it up by £50,000,000.
There is two-gun Dillon from Ballaghaderreen off again at a gallop.
Deputy Dillon thinks he is dancing a jig on the tombstone of the Irish Party and a Republican flag in each hand.
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.
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 ...
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.
The whole of the sum for the financial year is for the Guards who went out during the financial year——
——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.
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:—