Desmond, Barry

Thursday, 12 November 1970

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 249 No. 8

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Council of Defence.

asked the Taoiseach if he has issued any direction in accordance with the recommendation contained in the Devlin Report, that the Minister for Defence should convene the Council of Defence on a regula...More Button

May I ask the Minister the last occasion on which the Council of Defence was called?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Donegal/Leitrim Statistics.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state separately the population of Counties Donegal and Leitrim in 1956 and 1966; and the current estimated population of both counties.More Button

asked the Taoiseach the current estimated total number of small holdings in Counties Donegal and Leitrim under ten acres.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Donegal-Leitrim Tourist Grants.

asked the Minister for Transport and Power the total amount of grants allocated by Bord Fáilte to hotel interests in the Counties of Donegal and Leitrim; and if he will state those interests who recei...More Button

May I thank the Minister for ensuring that this information will be published in future? Can the Minister let us know the number of recipients involved in the £436,441?More Button

Will the publication of the information by Bord Fáilte show the actual amount to each recipient?More Button

Will it include guesthouses as well as hotels?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Post Office Banking Service.

asked the Minister for Finance if, in view of the need for an open diversified banking system, he will develop a current account service system within the Post Office.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Northern Ireland Relief Fund.

Is the Minister suggesting Mr. Fagan was wrong?More Button

The Minister might hang himself but he will not hang Mr. Fagan on top of it.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Amenities.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will make a statement concerning the proposals to set up a municipal golf course and other sports amenity facilities in or near the Phoenix Park, Dublin.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Acquisition of Fisheries.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he will, in the public interest, set in motion the acquisition by the State of the Drowes River inland fishery on the Donegal-Leitrim border and tak...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Council of Defence.

asked the Minister for Defence the total number of occasions on which he and his predecessors convened the Council of Defence during 1960-70; and the number of occasions on which the Council met durin...More Button

Has the Minister any intention of holding such meetings on a regular basis in the future?More Button

I asked the Minister if he has any intention of doing so. I am not interested in what he might “so decide”. Does he intend to do so or not?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Arms Transfer.

asked the Minister for Defence if, further to his reply of 5th November, 1970, to Question No. 88 seeking information concerning the transfer of guns and ammunition on a certain date to Dundalk by the...More Button

Self-consciously aware of the grin on Deputy Haughey's face, may I put a supplementary question to the Minister? Aware of the fact that information was given notwithstanding the long-standing practic...More Button

I regard the Minister's reply, if I may say so as an individual, as impudent. The Minister is asked when the Taoiseach was informed of such a major movement of Army equipment from the Dublin area to ...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Fishery Protection.

asked the Minister for Defence the total number of fishery protection sea patrol days spent in the first half of 1970 by each Naval corvette off the coast of Donegal.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - FCA Training.

asked the Minister for Defence if he will state, further to his reply of 5th November, 1970, that ten men from County Derry were enlisted and given FCA training at Fort Dunree during 1969-70, why this...More Button

Would the Minister accept that what was done was contrary to Defence Forces Regulation R.5, Part 3?More Button

That is not the question I asked. I asked if the Minister would accept that it was contrary to the regulation. That is a straightforward question which the Minister must answer.More Button

If I may remind the Minister, I asked him why this was done in view of Defence Forces Regulation R.5, Part 3. I have received no satisfactory reply. I am asking the Minister if it was or was not con...More Button

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

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will inform the House of the total number of approved housing applicants to Dublin County Council in the Dundrum electoral area.More Button

asked the Minister for Local Government the total number of approved housing applicants of Dublin County Council in the Tallaght electoral area.More Button

May I ask the Minister if he would, as a Minister for Local Government anxious to make an impression as a Minister, find out from the local authorities throughout the country and particularly from the...More Button

It is a large area.More Button

That is not the question.More Button

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

asked the Minister for Local Government if he is aware that the purchase houses of Dún Laoghaire Borough Corporation at Ballybrack, County Dublin, are being occupied on foot of a caretaker agreement; ...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Costs and Design.

asked the Minister for Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the recent strong criticisms by the President of the Architectural Association of Ireland about the cost and design of curren...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

asked the Minister for Local Government how long it will be before all the houses on Cobh Island, which are receiving water from the Tibbotstown scheme, will have a 24 hour water supply.More Button

den Aire Rialtais Áitiúil an iarrfaidh sé go ndéanfar athrú ar an scéim atá beartaithe le méadú ar shaoráidí uisce ar feadh bhóthar an chósta in aice an Spidéil, Co. na Gaillimhe, ionas go bhféadfaidh...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Buchanan Report.

asked the Minister for Local Government if, further to the Government statement of 19th May, 1969, and replies in Dáil Éireann of 17th July, 1969, and further reply on 23rd October, 1969, and more rec...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Government Structure.

asked the Minister for Local Government if it is intended to introduce a Greater Dublin Council before the next local elections in 1972; and when he intends to disclose details of any proposed elector...More Button

asked the Minister for Local Government when he intends to publish the White Paper setting out the Government's proposals to review the structure of local government.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Oil Pollution.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will make a statement about the intentions of the Government concerning the various anti-oil pollution measures advocated by the Inter-Departmental Worki...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Traffic.

asked the Minister for Local Government if it is the intention of his Department to set up a Greater Dublin Transport Authority in view of the desirability that such an authority be urgently set up to...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Cork NBA Project.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he is aware of the considerable concern in Cork city about the increase in the original cost of the NBA project of from £6.3 million in April, 1968, to appro...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin Estate.

asked the Minister for Local Government when and if Beechpark, Foxrock, County Dublin, is likely to be taken in charge by the local authority in view of numerous detailed representations made to the a...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Roads.

asked the Minister for Local Government if, in view of the developing frustration at and cost of the failure of the local authorities concerned to reconstruct the road to Dublin Airport, he will take...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Reciprocal Recognition of Driving Licences.

asked the Minister for Local Government if, in view of the general operation of driving licence tests in the Republic, Northern Ireland and Great Britain and the growing conformity of road traffic leg...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Dance Hall Fire Precautions.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will take steps to ensure that all fire officers throughout the country are given special instructions and assistance to ensure that all dance halls in th...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Colour Television.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if, in view of the steady growth of colour television, it is his intention to set a timetable for the introduction of this service.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Telephone Service.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will place a public phone kiosk in Carrigalow village, County Cork.More Button

Adjournment Debate: Boarding of Irish Vessels.

May I very briefly also place on record on behalf of the Labour Party our concern and our strong protest at these two provocative actions by British naval boarding parties? It is a matter of profound...More Button


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