Cooney, Patrick Mark

Thursday, 26 July 1973

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 267 No. 12

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Wicklow Estates.

The particulars requested are contained in a tabular statement which I propose, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, to circulate with the Official Report. Following is the statement: County Wi...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Offaly Estate.

The Land Commission have not acquired the property referred to.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Galway Estates.

The selection of allottees is a matter that is exclusively reserved to the commissioners. I am informed that an application by the person mentioned for portion of the Murphy estate at Tiaquin was full...More Button

The selection of allottees is a matter exclusively for the commissioners and I would not be in a position to give the undertaking the Deputy requests. I have no doubt that if, as he says, the person ...More Button

I have no information as to the situation of those who were successful. I am aware that this unsuccessful applicant is a small farmer but whether the Deputies are aware of it or not this man is not d...More Button

He is a builder's labourer.More Button

I have no information as to the situation of those who were successful. It is a matter in law exclusively for the commissioners and the commissioners and their staff had to consider the various appli...More Button

I agree entirely that if a man's holding is not of sufficient size to maintain him he has to have other employment and I am not suggesting that the fact that this man is a builder's labourer is the f...More Button

The Fahy holding is the subject of acquisition proceedings and negotiations on price are at present in progress. Proceedings have also been instituted for the acquisition of the Forde property and in...More Button

I understand the aim is to include these lands in the current year's allocation programme. An area of one acre, approximately, on the Scanlon holding has already been allotted to the Elphin Diocesan ...More Button

Proceedings for the compulsory acquisition of the property referred to are at the final stages and efforts are at present being made to obtain possession.More Button

I am aware that there was an arrangement about possession at the beginning of May but title has not been cleared and the owner is not anxious to give possession until such time as title has been clear...More Button

The Land Commission are aware of this tactic. In this case I understand they are considering making an order under section 19 of the Land Act, 1927, which would overcome that diffiiculty.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Clare Estate.

The Land Commission obtained possession of the property referred to on 1st September, 1971, but due to the pressure of more urgent cases it has not yet been possible to prepare a scheme for the dispos...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Laois Estate.

The owner of these lands has refused to hand over possession to the Land Commission who are now considering what further steps they will take in the matter.More Button

Proceedings for compulsory acquisition were instituted in November, 1959. The court proceedings were finally concluded by the striking out of an appeal of the owner in October, 1972. Possession has ...More Button

The fact that the proceedings went on for so long was due to the fact that the owner was prepared to avail of every legal subterfuge open to him and his absence from the country compounded the situati...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Eleven-Months System.

Lands available for letting by the Land Commission are normally offered in lots suitable to the requirements of the local smallholders. The general practice up to now has been to let the lands by auct...More Button

It is the policy of the Land Commission to set these lands by public auction. The reason behind that policy is to ensure that the best price is obtained. However, the policy is not a rigid one and v...More Button

That policy is not applied rigidly; consideration is given to the situation in any area.More Button

Regarding the situation in Monaghan, I would be surprised if it should differ from that which obtains anywhere else in the country and that there would not be co-operation on the part of the Land Comm...More Button

As I indicated in the reply, the Minister is asking the Land Commission to have another look at the system. This would meet the point raised by Deputies Gibbons and Enright.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Mayo Lands.

At present the Land Commission have in their possession in County Mayo over 17,500 acres of which about 6,100 acres are classified as arable. Land Commission operations in this particular county are...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Laois Estates.

At present the Land Commission have in their possession in County Laois some 3,500 acres of which about 2,900 are classified as arable. It would not be feasible to indicate at this stage which estates...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Galway Commonage.

The division of this commonage will be investigated in connection with proposals which are envisaged for the enlargement and rearrangement of holdings in the locality.More Button

I agree that the system of commonage leads to the land not being well farmed. Nobody wishes to manure such land. Perhaps there is a little selfishness in this, in that someone else might benefit as ...More Button

If the Deputy wishes the Act to be reviewed and if he puts down a specific question in this regard, I expect the Minister will consider his request.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Land Productivity.

While the Land Commission occasionally clear minor drains for the improvement of land which they have taken over for division, they do not normally undertake any major drainage works such as the Deput...More Button

I am not aware of which Department would be involved in that Vote.More Button

I cannot accept that. The money for land drainage would come under the Vote for the Office of Public Works and would be much more than £1 million. The only function of the Department of Lands would b...More Button

Before our entry to the EEC we were carrying out substantial drainage and I am sure that position will continue.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Restructuring of Farms.

As the Deputy is aware, the purchase of rural land in Ireland by non-nationals is at present controlled by section 45, Land Act, 1965, which provides that such land cannot be acquired by non-qualified...More Button

The protection which the Deputy seeks and with which I am in sympathy will be available to this country and its farmers when the terms of the draft directive which has yet to be considered come to be ...More Button

I have no information as to whether there is likely to be a new Land Bill or what the need for one is.More Button

I have no information on that.More Button

The nature and scope of the amendment will not be apparent until such time as the draft directive is ready to be adopted and until we see clearly the terms of the directive there would be no point in ...More Button

Yes. The European Communities Committee at present being constituted will have every opportunity to discuss this matter and Deputies will be involved.More Button

I am not aware of what action has been taken. As indicated in the reply, the draft directive has been before the Council of Ministers since 1969. When it comes forward for adoption, at that stage we...More Button

Yes. I think I can assure the Deputy that the Government and the Land Commission are very concerned about this and the interests of Ireland as the owner of agricultural land and the farming interest...More Button

I am not aware that there will be any change in Land Commission policy in this regard. The Land Commission will continue to carry out their statutory function which is to acquire for the relief of co...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pollution Control.

My Department has no statutory control in the sphere of environmental pollution. However, it would naturally be concerned about the effects of air and water pollution from the standpoint of forestry ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kerry Forestry Lands.

The nominal plantable reserve at State forests in the southern part of County Kerry was 3,465 acres at the end of March, 1973. A substantial portion of this area was not immediately available for pla...More Button

Written Answers. - State Board Composition.

I propose with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to take Questions Nos. 169 and 170 together. Since 14th March, 1973, there have been no changes in the composition and/or the terms of reference of ...More Button

Written Answers. - Availability of Statements.

With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle I propose to take Questions Nos. 171 and 172 together. The statements were taken in the course of routine Garda inquiries. It would not be in accordance wi...More Button

Written Answers. - Release of Prisoners.

The answer to both parts of the question is “No”.More Button

Written Answers. - Treatment of Prisoners.

There are minor differences in conditions as between one place and another which are unavoidable because of the accommodation available in and the custodial requirements of these places but otherwise ...More Button

Written Answers. - Prison Service Expenditure.

I am afraid that it would not be possible to break down the expenditure on the prison service in the manner requested. The cost of new accommodation or staff salaries or of provisions, for example, ...More Button

Written Answers. - Offences Against the State Act.

The answer is “No”.More Button

Written Answers. - Prison Conditions.

I assume the Deputy is referring to a resolution embodying what are called Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, which was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Euro...More Button

Written Answers. - Bigamy Cases.

The particulars sought by the Deputy are furnished in the annual reports of the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána on crime, copies of which are available in the Oireachtas Library. The Commissioner's...More Button

Written Answers. - Offaly Land Registration.

Registration of the holdings referred to was completed early in 1971. An application was made on 19th February, 1973, for first registration of a small plot of land and for consolidation with these ho...More Button

Written Answers. - Gaming and Lotteries Act.

Many areas of the law will be receiving my attention and I have no doubt that the subject mentioned by the Deputy will come up for review in due course. If I have any proposals in the matter, I will ...More Button

Written Answers. - Ban-Gharda Duties.

Ban-Ghardaí perform general police duties. They are, however, assigned mainly to duties for which they are particularly suited. These include acting as juvenile liaison officers, dealing with drug a...More Button

Written Answers. - County Donegal Garda Strength.

I am informed by the Commissioner that Garda strength at the stations mentioned is reasonably adequate for the current police needs of the areas. There are no proposals at present to increase strength...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Promotion Regulations.

It has not been possible in the time available to carry out an exhaustive examination of the relevant Garda records but the Commissioner informs me that, as far as can be readily ascertained, only on...More Button

Written Answers. - Cork City Garda Station.

The question of providing a Garda station in the Mayfield/Tivoli area is being examined as part of a general review of the police needs of Cork city and surrounding areas. Pending completion of this ...More Button

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