Blaney, Neil T.C.

Thursday, 6 March 1958

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 165 No. 8

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Remission of Taxation on Exports.

A Cheann Comhairle——More Button

I will tell you. I happened to be there and that is not the statement Deputy Briscoe made.More Button

He did not make that statement at Shannon Airport.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - American Loan for Dublin Corporation.

I have no information about this matter beyond what has appeared in the public Press. The Deputy referred to is a member of the Dublin Corporation. My sanction is required to borrowing by the Dublin...More Button

As far as discussing facts are concerned, the last person in this House with whom I would discuss facts is Deputy Flanagan.More Button

What statement?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin County Cottage Schemes.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement I propose with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report. Following is the statement:— PROPOSALS for the erectio...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wexford Housing.

A survey of the housing needs of working-class families in Wexford borough carried out in 1956 indicated that 234 additional dwellings were required. Since then, the corporation have completed 42 hou...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment on House Building.

The number of men employed by local authorities on house building at 31st January, 1958, was 2,604. The number of men employed at 31st January, 1957, was 4,580.More Button

Yes, I think that can be reconciled. The fact is that much more money was provided.More Button

Possibly it was taken up to pay some of the debts already incurred.More Button

Will the Deputy dry up?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wexford Housing Plans.

Proposals for the acceptance by Wexford County Council of tenders for the erection of seven rural cottages and for the erection by Wexford Corporation's direct labour unit of 17 houses at William Stre...More Button

To give details of proposals?More Button

Apparently they are the only proposals we have had.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Corporation Unoccupied Houses.

I am informed by the local housing authority that 177 of their houses and flat-dwellings were unoccupied at 28th February, 1958. Included in this total were 56 dwellings completed prior to 31st March...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin County Housing Plans.

Dublin County Council have been informed that no objection will be raised to the preparation of schemes of 32 houses at Stillorgan and 26 houses at Shankill.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Reconstruction of Skibbereen Town Hall.

No application has been received in my Department since June, 1957. On that occasion it was suggested to the council that they should again investigate the possibility of borrowing from sources other...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment on Roads.

The total number employed on 31st January, 1958, was 14,365. The total on the corresponding date in 1957 was 15,650. These figures do not include persons employed on schemes financed from the Employ...More Button

We had to put up the money. In fact, it is the same answer. We are trying to pay the debts incurred before we came in.More Button

I think we have to foot the bill to the tune of £900,000 in the present year and we have still a bit to meet in the years to come.More Button

I know that £900,000 will have to be got from the Exchequer in order to bolster up a Road Fund that had already been wrecked.More Button

I shall give the Deputy another one. In 1954, when Fianna Fáil left office, outstanding commitments against the Road Fund——More Button

I shall answer the question in the way I intend to answer it. If Deputies are allowed to ask questions surely I should be allowed to answer them. In 1954, when Fianna Fáil left office, the outstandin...More Button

I certainly shall not perjure myself in any of my transactions anyway.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - North Dublin Link Roads.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 22 and 23 together. I have no information on these matters and the Dublin Corporation has submitted no proposals to my Depart...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Authorities (Works) Act Grants.

The reply, as regards the financial year 1956-57, is in the form of a tabular statement, which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, will be circulated with the Official Report. Full details of ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Foxford Sewerage Scheme.

Contract documents for this scheme have been approved for some time but I understand that the process of acquiring the necessary lands has not yet reached a stage which would permit tenders to be invi...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dimming Devices on Buses.

I understand that only a small proportion of the C.I.E. bus fleet is now fitted with the older type of lighting, making use of a “dimming” mechanism which extinguishes the right-hand headlamp and defl...More Button


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