Murphy, Ciaran P.

Thursday, 7 March 1974

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 270 No. 14

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Blind Pensioners Allowance.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he is aware that a blind pensioner (name supplied) in County Wicklow is suffering a reduction of approximately £350 this year in allowances; and if he will ma...More Button

Would the Parliamentary Secretary not agree that this person is expected to take a 30 per cent reduction in his income arising from a bad decision, or a hasty one, made by the Government?More Button

On a point of information——More Button

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Would the Parliamentary Secretary agree——More Button

A Cheann Comhairle——More Button

May I have the information I asked for?More Button

I wish to have information from you, actually. I believe it was the present Government that introduced this reduction in the qualifying age.More Button

May I have my reply?More Button

Yes.More Button

Arising from the Parliamentary Secretary's reply——More Button

Would the Parliamentary Secretary not agree that this particular case arises from the decision of the Government to reduce the age from 70 to 65 years?More Button

Would the Parliamentary Secretary not agree it was a hasty decision on the part of the Government in view of the difficulties involved?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Army Recruiting Campaign.

I think the Minister has made reference to the commercial use of the film. Would he not agree that this commercial is aimed at people who do not think for themselves in the sense that two people walk...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will indicate the progress to date in respect of the second stage of Bray sewerage scheme, County Wicklow.More Button

Would the Minister think that this is somewhat similar to a reply he gave me approximately six months ago? Has there been undue delay, in the opinion of the Minister on this matter?More Button

Would the Minister anticipate that this scheme would be completed by the beginning of the summer season?More Button

Yes, the second stage.More Button

There is no commencement date?More Button

asked the Minister for Local Government whether his Department have any plans for improved sewerage and storm drain facilities at Greystones, County Wicklow.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kilmacanogue (Wicklow) Road.

asked the Minister for Local Government the further progress, if any, made to ease the difficulties of pedestrians crossing the Arklow/Wicklow/Bray Road at Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow.More Button

I understand that the Minister stated earlier he was willing to make finance available for this scheme?More Button

Did the Minister at any time suggest a speed limit of 40 miles per hour for this area?More Button

I must have misread something in the local paper.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bray Pedestrian Crossings.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will arrange to have the two existing pedestrian crossings in Main Street, Bray, County Wicklow, altered to the push-button type.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Wicklow Speed Limit.

asked the Minister for Local Government when approval for a speed limit in respect of Dunlavin, County Wicklow will be given.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wicklow Road Improvements.

asked the Minister for Local Government if there are any plans in his Department regarding improvements to The Mall in Wicklow town; and, if so, the progress in this matter.More Button

Might I ask the Minister if his Department would be prepared in view of the great cost involved to make a special grant for this work?More Button

The Minister would not in this case make a special separate grant?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Wicklow Rates Waiver Scheme.

asked the Minister for Local Government why a widow (name supplied) in County Wicklow will not be granted a waiver of rates.More Button

asked the Minister for Local Government why a recipient of a non-contributory old age pension in County Wicklow (name supplied) has been refused a waiver of rates; and if he will alter this decision.More Button

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will instruct Bray Urban District Council to grant a partial waiver of rates, the second moiety, to an old age pensioner in receipt of £7.20 per week (det...More Button

Might I request that the Minister take these questions separately!More Button

Did the Minister say at one stage that special consideration would be given to widows and so on——More Button

Would the Minister think then that a widow earning £6.15p a week should have to pay £70 rates?More Button

If I submit a document to the Minister stating that Social Welfare decided to add £2.15 a week from 30th November, 1973, to this person's income to try to give her a decent standard of living, might h...More Button

It is the——More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Garda Stations.

asked the Minister for Finance if he is aware of the unsatisfactory condition, especially internally, of the Garda station in Wicklow town; and if he will arrange to have the necessary work carried ou...More Button


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