Desmond, Daniel

Wednesday, 28 October 1959

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 177 No. 3

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Services.

asked the Taoiseach whether, in connection with his statement at the debate of the Oxford Union on the 15th instant regarding an arrangement to ensure that on reunification there would be no reduction...More Button

Would the Taoiseach make a start by increasing the social welfare services in the South?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Commission on Income Taxation.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state in respect of the Commission on Income Taxation (a) the date on which it was appointed, (b) the number of reports which it submitted to him, (c) the dat...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Farm Projects.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if it is proposed to carry out farm improvements, land rehabilitation, drainage or afforestation schemes on the State farms administered by his Department in the nea...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Advisory Committee on Agricultural Produce.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will state in respect of the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Produce (a) the date on which it was appointed, (b) the number of reports which it submitted to...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Authority Dwellings.

asked the Minister for Local Government if there is any law or statutory rule which enables local authorities to obtain possession of a local authority dwelling, other than a vested dwelling, without...More Button

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will indicate generally the statutory authority generally pleaded in the courts by local authorities when seeking possession of local authority dwellings,...More Button

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

Is the Minister aware that this consultant is a pal of Deputy Corry's?More Button

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

As far as I am aware, the Taoiseach, some few months ago, stated that in relation to distribution there would be little or no change and that, whatever changes might be effected, would be shown to aff...More Button

The nine representatives in Galway, taking it as a county entity again, each represent 17,283 persons, which is somewhat lower than the County Cork figure at present.More Button

Fán nóimead.More Button

Even in this House it may be known as the city and perhaps the County of the Tribes now. That will emerge in the discussion of this Bill. We shall deal with the area. I am taking counties with more ...More Button

Of the five Deputies in Cork City, three represent the Government. Fianna Fáil are stronger in the suburban areas and the three city Deputies would not agree to a change in that area. That is the an...More Button

I am prepared to put my cards on the table. I suggest that that piece should be given to West Cork. That will bring West Cork up to the Donegal and Galway figures. If that is not sufficient—I believ...More Button

Exactly. There is another suggestion, and it is one which has the support of members of the Government Party; the suggestion is that Cork should be divided up in proportion to the Cork County Council...More Button

——to draw attention to the figures today and the figures of 10 years ago for Galway.More Button

In 1947, the average number per representative in Galway was 18,356. I am taking the whole county now. Today it is 17,284. It is below that in some areas. In Cork County, without any change, each ...More Button

The rural areas.More Button

On a point of order. I would ask Deputy Donnellan not to misquote a Deputy. I never suggested they should have fewer than nine.More Button

It is important to have it straight.More Button

Is it not correct that it was stated that these maps would be made available here in the Dáil Chamber?More Button

Since when?More Button

I was not aware of that.More Button

National Loan, 1959. - Extension of School Leaving Age—Motion (Resumed).

We agree with this motion in principle, but there are one or two points to which I should like to draw attention. The motion is a help, but it is only a beginning. I am not clear about the third poi...More Button

Written Answers. - Dáil Constituencies: Population and Members.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state separately in respect of the population of each constituency for elections to Dáil Éireann under the Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947, details of the number of Dáil...More Button


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