Blowick, Joseph

Wednesday, 5 December 1956

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 160 No. 13

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Parliamentary Questions on Unemployment.

It was the Deputy's Government which adopted that system in this House—not we.More Button

Suspension of Member.

The Deputy will leave it sooner than he thinks.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (resumed). - Advisory Councils and Similar Bodies: Lands.

No such body was appointed by me during the period mentioned.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (resumed). - Acquisition of Limerick Holdings.

It is impracticable to give information in the precise form requested, but as far as possible the relevant information is set out in the form of a tabular statement which, with the permission of the C...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (resumed). - Acquisition of Tipperary Estates.

Proceedings for the acquisition of this estate are in the final stages but possession has not yet been obtained by the Land Commission.More Button

The Land Commission have no proceedings at present for the acquisition of these lands, but I have asked them to examine the matter.More Button

I am hopeful that it will be possible to allot at least part of this estate in the coming year. The claims of all local applicants will be fully considered before allotment takes place.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (resumed). - Acquisition of Galway Estates.

I would refer the Deputy to my reply to a question on 10th July last regarding this estate. The further inquiries which I have asked the Land Commission to make in connection with these lands have not...More Button

I would refer the Deputy to my reply to his question on 23rd May last in connection with these lands. The formulation of schemes for the division of this estate and the adjoining estate of Dalystown ...More Button

The Land Commission took possession of an area of 361 acres on this estate less than a week ago. It is not yet possible to indicate when allotment will take place.More Button

Proceedings have been instituted for the acquisition of an area of 155 acres on this estate but an objection to acquisition, lodged by the owner, is awaiting hearing.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (resumed). - Purchase of Kerry Forestry Lands.

An area of 200 acres in the townland of Canburrin was offered to my Department for forestry purposes last May, subject to the provision of other lands in exchange. My Department is unable to deal wit...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (resumed). - Increase in Tree Planting Distances.

The Deputy appears to be under a misapprehension. There has in fact been no general increase in planting distances but the practice of using 6' x 6' spacing for certain species when planted pure has ...More Button

A what? By the time the Deputy and the person who prompted him to put down the question have digested the reply, they might think differently about it.More Button

I would endeavour to give some kind of a reply to that supplementary question if I thought the Deputy knew anything about forestry, but he does not.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (resumed). - Advisory Council and Similar Bodies: Agriculture.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Afforestation Programme: Transfer of Responsibility—Motion.

I have listened very carefully to the movers of the motion and the amendment, and I must confess that neither of them has made a case for either the motion or the amendment. Deputy Moylan has made a ...More Button

You had. One of Deputy Moylan's colleagues put down what I considered a very useful question, a question that demanded a rather full statement. If it was Deputy Moher who put down the question, I mu...More Button

Not beyond saying that if it was Deputy Moher who was responsible for that question then he has an insight into forestry that gives the lie to what Deputy Moylan has just said. Let me say I am quite...More Button

I want to ask the Deputy a further question. What can a separate Ministry, a Forestry Commission or Bord na Móna do that has not been done already?More Button

It is not the Department of Lands that is to blame. No doubt each of us could come back from our graves in 50 years' time and be able to blame the Government in power now.More Button

And has been due to Governments because the truth is that, while a great deal of criticism is levelled at officials of the Forestry Division, when the Government decided in 1948 to expand forestry, be...More Button

——by giving them sweeping powers of acquisition. Debate adjourned.More Button

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