Corry, Martin John

Wednesday, 28 October 1959

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 177 No. 3

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rushbrooke Dockyard.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state in respect of each of the years 1957, 1958 and 1959 (a) the total employment on ship repair work in Rushbrooke Dockyard, (b) the number of ships catered for, and (...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Position of Resigned Public Official.

asked the Minister for Transport and Power if he will state (a) the period served by Mr. T.C. Courtney as an official of the Department of Local Government, (b) the pension to which he was entitled on...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Haulbowline Water Supply.

asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that the water main to the island of Haulbowline is again broken with the result that the corrugated iron portion of the steel industry has had to be disc...More Button

Is the Minister aware that all the nuts and bolts connecting this main are broken and worn away? When I raised this matter last January, I was informed by the Minister that he intended taking active s...More Button

I am asking the Minister is it right that his Department should be so negligent as to put in jeopardy the livelihood of some 600 workers there. Does he not think it a matter of such importance as to ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Flood and Coast Erosion in Cork.

asked the Minister for Lands if on his recent visit to Ballycotton he met a deputation of tenants from the Gaskell Estate and other estates in the Ballycotton-Garryvoe district in regard to the allevi...More Button

I hope they will get their annuities.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ballycotton (Cork) Pier.

asked the Minister for Lands if he is now in a position to state (a) the results of the discussions between his Department and the Office of Public Works on the proposals for the extension of the pier...More Button

Is the Minister aware that these proposals were first mooted about 10 years ago when Deputy Bartley was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and was in charge of fisheries? We were...More Button

I am dealing with a matter which has been dallied about with in the Department for the past 11 years.More Button

The last statement I got here was from the Minister for Transport and Power, Deputy Childers, saying consultations were proceeding and a consultant had been appointed. How long does it take a consult...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Little Island (Cork) Schools.

asked the Minister for Education if it is intended to proceed with the erection of new schools at Little Island, Glounthaune, in the immediate future; and if tenders have yet been invited for the work...More Button

National Loan, 1959. - Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 1959—Second Stage.

The Deputy could not have made a bigger mess of it.More Button

More civil servants.More Button

Do you object?More Button

Oh, no.More Button

The views I wish to express on this Bill have been very largely strengthened by the statement made here tonight by the Taoiseach. There is an old saying: three removes are as bad as a fire. I say tha...More Button

In view of the allegation that has been made here in regard to a Donegal Deputy and a recent allegation in this House that because of the manner in which he voted, certain things were done in Donegal,...More Button

Yes. I am prepared to guarantee that unless Deputy O'Sullivan does something extraordinarily out of the way, that constituency as it is will always give him a surplus between the wife's pull and his ...More Button

The Deputy is dealing with the allegations that were made here about your own county, Donegal, a while ago and the reasons why a certain seat was kept there.More Button

The very same thing happened in Mid-Cork, with this extraordinary result. I sympathise with Deputy Desmond. Deputy Desmond got a chance to have a lovely, handy little constituency around his own hou...More Button

——in a city, where a twopenny bus fare will take you from one end to the other.More Button

Anyway, the bus will take you. If you go to the Old Head of Kinsale and make out for the Kerry bounds, you are still in your constituency. It is the most ridiculous constituency ever. When I first e...More Button

It is necessary if a man is to do the job he is elected to do. I know many of you do not look at it in that light, but I do. You have to travel around a big rural constituency like that. You get a...More Button

I never attempted a job I did not succeed in doing. You open your post and there is a letter saying you are wanted in Charleville the following morning and you have to go. Constant travelling from p...More Button

If I had the Deputy down there I would give him something to do.More Button

I was explaining the difference between a five-seat and a three-seat constituency. It is only two months since we had posters around the country: “The local Deputy can give you better service.” How ...More Button

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