Brennan, Joseph

Thursday, 23 March 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 259 No. 15

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Membership of EEC: Motion (Resumed).

Time enough yet.More Button

The Deputy cannot be serious.More Button

I do not propose to follow the last speaker along the many avenues he pursued regarding whether we should join the Common Market. I shall merely state my own views and what have been my own views for...More Button

A permit is not normally issued where there is a suitably qualified Irish worker available to take up the position. The Government have negotiated this arrangement because of the relatively high leve...More Button

That is not a relevant statement.More Button

Absolutely not. We could cut it out anytime, if we liked, or bring it in. The important thing and what I am trying to establish here is that membership of the EEC does not compel or oblige us to do ...More Button

Deputy FitzGerald will try to prove that any disadvantage will be due to the Fianna Fáil Government. That is obvious even to the children in the street. I give him credit for the fact that he has don...More Button

All you want is a pen and ink.More Button

This is a rather nice, interesting side issue.More Button

I should like to make a general comment before I sit down. I have tried to show that membership of the enlarged Community will directly benefit us. I have tried to deal, not with speculation or hop...More Button

The beneficial effects in relation to the two matters I have covered cannot be denied. That is the most important contribution one could make. I also want to emphasise again that we have not been si...More Button

I should like to make a general comment on the debate in so far as I have listened to it. I do not pretend to be an expert or an economist but when one works in the field of government for a certain ...More Button

History will approve. I have no doubt about this. Like the Deputy, I am entitled to my view.More Button

Closer integration with fellow European countries is long overdue. Furthermore, some of the speakers seem to have little faith in the ability of our people, not merely society or the community as a ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Increasing the personal rates of old age pensions, unemployment benefit and widows pensions by £1 a week would cost £8,300,000, £1,800,000 and £3,800,000 a year respectively.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - British Retirement Pensions.

The information requested is not available in my Department.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - British Insurance Cards.

The information sought by the Deputy is not available in my Department.More Button

We are not supplied with figures in respect of British insurance cards issued to Irish citizens.More Button

I doubt that they categorise the citizenship of the holders of insurance cards.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Means Test Administration Cost.

The annual cost of administration of the means test in respect of blind pensions is estimated to be of the order of £12,000.More Button

It is estimated in the administrative costs in relation to personnel doing other work as well as this. The element of cost in respect of blind pensions is estimated to be that figure. The officers i...More Button

I would not say it is correct to say that only five persons were refused on a means test basis because blind pensions are granted automatically by the sub-committee, subject to medical evidence. Whe...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Unpaid Dental Benefits.

It is not possible to give any precise indication of the amount saved in unpaid dental benefits as a result of the withdrawal of a majority of dentists from the dental benefit scheme administered by m...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Medical and Dental Disputes.

It is assumed that the Deputy is referring to a situation similar to that which arose during the recent dispute with the Irish Dental Association, as a result of which a majority of dentists withdrew ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment Terms.

I hope to introduce a Bill after Easter.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Management Institute.

The amounts granted to this organisation from voted moneys from 1958-59 to 1971-72 are set out in a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I am circulating with the Offici...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Redundancy Appeals.

During 1971 the Redundancy Appeals Tribunal heard 725 appeals of which 327 were upheld.More Button


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