O'Donovan, John

Tuesday, 23 May 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 261 No. 1

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bonn Chancery Premises.

I cannot understand why the Minister referred to an economist?More Button

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

Why did you not increase the allowances this year? You talked enough about it but did nothing?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Economic Growth Rate.

If Government expenditure is going to continue increasing at the rate of 20 per cent per annum, why will our growth rate be only 5 per cent per annum? How long do the Government think this can contin...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Acceptability of Irish Currency.

The Parliamentary Secretary is very optimistic.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Leaving Certificate Course.

asked the Minister for Education whether he considers that logic would be a useful additional subject for the leaving certificate course.More Button

asked the Minister for Education whether the inclusion of philosophy as a subject in the leaving certificate course is under consideration; and, if so, why his Department considers it a suitable subje...More Button

I am quite certain that the Parliamentary Secretary is not as innocent as he pretends to be. He knows better than I do what philosophy is. Does he not realise—I am sure he does—or do his officials n...More Button

The Parliamentary Secretary is not nearly as innocent as he pretends and he knows as well as I do that philosophy is an extremely complex subject whereas logic is like geography——More Button

Surely the Parliamentary Secretary will agree with me that he ought to express his opinion as to whether a complex subject like philosophy is suitable for secondary schools.More Button

We shall wait and see what they come up with.More Button

Prisons Bill, 1972: First Stage.

What if the reporters could not operate in the Seanad?More Button

What about the time when the reporters would not work in the Seanad because they were not properly paid?More Button

Before tomorrow morning.More Button

Committee on Finance. - Prisons Bill, 1972: Second Stage (Resumed).

Hear, hear.More Button

It has been dead a long time, has it not?More Button

Yes.More Button

I would draw the Deputy's attention to the time.More Button

I am glad that on this occasion I have Deputy FitzGerald partly on my side—only partly, but at least he views this Bill with suspicion. That is a good sign. I am delighted that the Fine Gael Party ar...More Button


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