Childers, Erskine Hamilton

Thursday, 9 June 1960

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 182 No. 7

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Development of Laois Bog.

I am informed by Bord na Móna that the results of the survey of this bog (known in the Board's records as Monettia Bog) are still under examination, and that it is not possible at this stage to say wh...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Mountmellick-Portlaoise Railway Line.

Under the Transport Act, 1958, C.I.E. is empowered to terminate any particular train service provided the Board is satisfied that its operation is uneconomic and that there is no prospect of its conti...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ballast Discharge by Tankers.

I am not so aware. I am informed by the Cork Harbour Commissioners that they are satisfied that tankers are making full use of the facilities provided by the Refinery and are not discharging oil into...More Button

We have made the necessary inquiries. We have been told, as I have said, that it is not due to any discharges of oil from tankers that otherwise should use the facilities of Whitegate Oil Refinery. ...More Button

We have made the necessary inquiries through our staff.More Button

There is no need to appoint an inspector. We have sufficient staff to make these inquiries and we are satisfied from the information received from Cork that that is the case. If the Deputy has any f...More Button

We have all the inspectors that we need for this.More Button

We made the necessary inquiries from the Oil Refinery and they were satisfied that the facilities offered were being availed of.More Button

I am not sure what the question will be.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Establishment of Industry in Mountmellick.

As the Deputy is aware, the Government has provided valuable facilities and incentives to encourage the establishment and development of industries and it is for private enterprise to take advantage o...More Button

Committee on Finance. - Vote 48—Transport and Power (Resumed).

The Fisheries Branch. In regard to particular harbours, recommendations which go to the Department of Lands have to be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance and the Board of Works.More Button

Not in that case.More Button

If it is a harbour with purely fishery significance, I play a very small part in it. Fishery harbours do not come within my jurisdiction. They are divided up. Harbours which concern shipping general...More Button

The Minister thinks that if too much is said about this what will happen will be exactly what has already been referred to by other Deputies: people will think the conditions are always like that and ...More Button

Each year something is done and the conditions get better.More Button

The Deputy is encouraging publicity in newspapers across the Channel which will mention only those isolated cases. Discretion must be observed.More Button

I am sorry that Deputy Casey's unfair observations in regard to Deputy de Valera have caused this debate to end in an unpleasant spirit. The general debate has been most friendly. In the main, the ...More Button

I have not got those figures, but while I cannot recall the exact figures in regard to freight labour costs, in 1954 there were three times as many people handling passenger trains here in relation to...More Button

I am afraid most of these steam engines have gone beyond the mothball stage. In regard to schoolchildren, I understand special rates operate for them. If Deputy Coogan has some observations to make ...More Button

If there is a special bus chartered, then there can be a special rate arranged. There are special school fares in the city. The Deputy can make his observations to the company about it. I merely wa...More Button

I am not going into the question of ship tonnage now. I am saying it will be in a position to double the total tonnage of goods exported and imported through the harbour. That can be doubled through ...More Button

The Deputy should not use words like “foist”. I am advised by experts who know their business. There will be no question of “foisting” some kind of bogus plan on the Galway Harbour Commissioners, a...More Button

Deputy Burke raised the question of Skerries harbour. This harbour is administered by the Dublin Port and Docks Board. So far as I know, even though it is largely a fishery harbour, any improvement ...More Button

We shall be meeting very soon the new head of the Midland Board of the British Transport Commission, Sir Reginald Wilson, and his advisers. We shall once more discuss with them this question. We wan...More Button

Deputy Faulkner asked how this calculation was made. The answer is that the Board will connect a particular house on the basis that the consumer will pay a fixed charge which amounts to four per cent....More Button


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