Wycherley, Florence

Tuesday, 21 May 1957

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 161 No. 12

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Committee on Finance. - Resolution No. 5—General (Resumed).

I have followed with great interest this debate on this very unpopular Budget. I know that it is very unpopular but it has been brought in as a result of many years of excessive spending on the part...More Button

Yes, Sir. I understand it has a bearing on the Budget but I will keep as closely to the point as I can. I have dwelt on the growth of Dublin and on the dwindling population of rural Ireland. Someth...More Button

In my opening remarks, I said I had great sympathy for the poor people who will be hit hardest by this Budget. I include, of course, the old age pensioners. The 1/– increase in their allowances is n...More Button

There is no doubt that this Budget is the most severe Budget ever imposed on the people of this country. However, it is only in keeping with previous Budgets, because as far as my memory goes back, e...More Button


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