Blaney, Neil T.C.

Thursday, 9 February 1961

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 186 No. 2

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Derelict Sites Bill, 1960—From the Seanad.

I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment No. 1:— In page 7, line 40,“a notice containing” inserted before “a copy” and in line 41 “a copy of the” deleted and “such” substituted. Th...More Button

Nothing whatever. Question put and agreed to.More Button

I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment No. 2: In page 8, lines 35 and 36, “by the Acquisition of Land (Reference Committee) Act, 1925” deleted. Question put and agreed to. Amendm...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Stradbally (Laois) Cottages.

I understand that it has been established after a survey that there is a need for up to eight houses in the Stradbally area. The preparation of a housing scheme to meet these needs is a matter for La...More Button

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

Tenders have been invited by Wexford Corporation for this scheme and the last date for reception of tenders is the 25th of this month. The question of my giving sanction to the commencement of buildi...More Button

That is quite a formidable list of Supplementary Questions.More Button

I shall give the information to the Deputy. With regard to my concern in this matter, I am most concerned that these houses should be built but I am equally concerned that the cost should not be exor...More Button

In regard to the question of delays, I do not accept that the delay is in any way due to the action of my Department, or that any unnecessary delay has been caused by it. In fact, since September of ...More Button

Correct.More Button

I said, from the information furnished to me from Wexford, that 30 houses appeared to be the need. Subsequent to that, the Deputy questioned that figure in this House and only subsequent to that was...More Button

It is not that they changed their minds; they did not submit the information they should have until we dug it out of them.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Differential Rent Scheme: Method of Calculation.

The information is being compiled and will be forwarded to the Deputy.More Button

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

The Local Authorities (Works) Act, 1949, has not been repealed. An amending Bill is not contemplated.More Button

No.More Button

No.More Button

From what source?More Button

I can only answer for my Department.More Button

None.More Button

It is not suspended.More Button

In reply to the two points raised by the Deputies, I did not, in the first instance, say the Board of Works were going to operate a scheme similar to the Local Authorities (Works) Act. Part of what w...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wexford Road Improvement Grant.

Wexford Corporation were notified of the allocation of an urban road improvement grant on 28th May, 1960. It is understood that a certain amount of preliminary work has been carried out by the Corpor...More Button

No. I have a rough figure here.More Button

Not normally. My information from Wexford is that these works which have been approved since last September and which in fact in some degree are under way will be completed before the end of the fina...More Button

The answer to that is “no”.More Button

Certainly.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cork County Road Requirements.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 49 and 50 together. I have received from the Cork County Council a copy of a report by their Acting County Engineer. The rep...More Button

I cannot, obviously, give an answer to all these various points raised by Deputy Murphy at this stage because of the fact that the report submitted is still under consideration and, being of a rather ...More Button

In the meantime may I say that quotations by the Deputy and people in Cork of these rather staggering figures are misleading in this respect—and I do not mean any reflection on the Deputy—that to attr...More Button

Possibly the Deputy is going to put these buses on the roads and keep them going around and around Cork.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Loughlinstown (Dublin) Road Widening Scheme.

I understand that work on the new carriageway has had to be suspended because of adverse site conditions due to bad weather and that, with improved weather conditions, it is hoped that work will be re...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Erection of Sanitary Conveniences.

I have received a request from the Clones Urban District Council for an increase in the subsidy payable towards annual loan charges in respect of expenditure on the erection of sanitary conveniences. ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Mulranny (Mayo) Water Scheme.

I made an Order on the 4th instant confirming the Provisional Order made on the 16th November last, granting the necessary powers for the acquisition of the land required for this scheme. A loan to d...More Button


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