Lynch, John

Tuesday, 14 December 1971

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 257 No. 10

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Public Relations Agency.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 3 together.More Button

The foreign service are not professionals in this field. I think the Deputy and other Deputies will appreciate that knowledge of Ireland is very limited among the ordinary people of Europe and I was ...More Button

I believe there is no Irish firm that would have the kind of access to the news distribution centres in Europe particularly, which this company have.More Button

I do not know. (Interruptions.)More Button

Yes.More Button

I will attempt to do so now.More Button

I was answering them in a general, global way. As far as Question No. 2 is concerned, I have no objection to Opposition Deputies, if they have material which they think would be of value in serving o...More Button

This is a matter that is difficult to decide at this stage but I think people can rely on the judgment of this very experienced agency. I do not want to exclude Opposition Deputies from this service ...More Button

That is not the purpose of it at all.More Button

Our approach to the EEC, in so far as it will be an issue, is a matter for us here. This agency will not be operating within the country.More Button

There is no party political propaganda involved in it. This is an exercise to disseminate good information about Ireland and to make sure that the prospects of development and investment within our c...More Button

I had an assessment made of their ability and their capacity in this respect and I am satisfied that they are well qualified. I did not fully answer Deputy Belton a while ago, and since Deputy Corish...More Button

This is to take advantage of our accession to the EEC. This agency is not going to publicise the EEC within the country. (Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Christmas Greetings.

Although they were dead.More Button

Order of Business.

It is proposed to take business in the following order: No. 21, Votes 37, 43, 44, 48 and 49.More Button

The Whips are meeting about arranging the remaining business and the arrangements will determine the date of resumption.More Button

I have asked the Chief Whip of this party to make contact with the Whips of the other parties about the Referendum Bill. The outcome will determine the date of resumption.More Button

Hopefully, yes.More Button

And signed by the President and an order made by the Minister and then not less than 30 and not more than 90 days thereafter.More Button

The election returning officers are getting their equipment ready all the time to be as ready as possible.More Button

I am afraid I am not as clever as the Deputy.More Button

I answered a similar question some weeks ago. The Minister indicated there were certain aspects of the Bill he would like to re-examine and to re-submit to the Parliamentary draftsmen. He indicated ...More Button

I cannot remember that.More Button

It is something worth taking into account.More Button

Yes.More Button

Whatever confusion there is I am sure it is coming out of the Deputy's own skull.More Button


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