O'Donovan, John

Thursday, 9 November 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 263 No. 7

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Order of Business.

I told the Ceann Comhairle yesterday that I would raise this matter. The bound volumes of the debate are three years——More Button

The Chair told me yesterday that I could raise it.More Button

When can I raise it?More Button

Why not? The bound volumes are three years out of date and anybody who wants to do serious research cannot do it.More Button

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (Charter Second Amendment) Bill, 1972: Appointment of Chairman.

I understand that on No. 19 I may mention the matter I was going to raise, that is, on the amendment on which I was speaking last night. It is a most serious matter——More Button

I have plenty of time.More Button

European Communities Bill, 1972: Committee Stage (Resumed)

I understand that it is relevant for me to raise the matter of the availability of properly indexed reports on this amendment.More Button

My senior colleague told me that it does. I do not speak at great length. Many people spoke here at great length yesterday but I was not one of them.More Button

It arises continually.More Button

I will come to the amendment in a moment. The bound volumes are three years out of date.More Button

With respect, the Chair told me yesterday that I could raise it and I thought this was an appropriate occasion.More Button

I know the difficulties and they all arise because this Parliament is not sovereign. It allows the Department of Finance to dictate to it. That is the real difficulty. It is the Ceann Comhairle's j...More Button

I am on it already. May I read out the amendment since there was so much hugger-mugger last night and so many interruptions? It reads: Before section 5 to insert a new section as follows:—More Button

Why?More Button

Repeal by implication is not a reason for refusing to do the thing properly. I have said everything I want to say, subject to what the Minister will say in reply.More Button

On the contrary, I indicated what it meant.More Button

The Minister must be an exception in the Government. He may be, for all I know.More Button

The Minister ended on the same note as that on which he started. It is absolutely wrong. His first statement was that there is no other profession where it is suggested that the Government should pr...More Button

Of course, the Minister did not. All I am saying is that if one acts quickly one usually acts wrongly. The Minister was most reasonable in his reply but this note went right through it, that the Gov...More Button

As regards the Departments of State being available to people, it is well-known that there are excellent Departments which no matter what question is put to them they will answer it quickly and there ...More Button

The proof of their difficulties is that they have to sell their books.More Button

That is correct.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Promotion of Jobs.

In his answer the Minister emphasised the economic requirements. Was he using the words “economic requirements” as opposed to “financial requirements”? Is he saying the budget was more an economic b...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Nuaíocht i nGaeilge.

Cé go bhfuil scéim ann níl aon pháipéar laethiúil ag fáil airgid ar bith faoi láthair?More Button

Cá n-oibríonn An Chomhairle Náisiúnta Drámaíochta? Cén áit? Tá a fhios agam cá bhfuil Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe agus Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair ach cá bhfuil an Chomhairle Náisiúnta Drámaíochta? Cá n-...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pupil/Teacher Ratio.

Is it not the case that the rules and regulations for secondary schools up to recently laid down a ratio of 1 to 15? Has there not been a great deal of complaint about the deterioration in the stand...More Button

There most certainly is.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Three-Teacher Schools.

Did the Minister say March, 1970?More Button

That is a very long time ago.More Button

The Minister is not going to close?More Button

Thanks.More Button

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