Callanan, John

Wednesday, 13 March 1974

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 271 No. 2

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Local Government (Planning and Development) Bill, 1973: Second Stage.

It is a pity the Minister and I could not have as much in common on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill as we have on this Bill. I agree with many of his ideas where planning is concerned and I welcome th...More Button

But it can be made. The board will be vitally important. Deputy Molloy and I both voted against the plan for Galway on the last occasion because there was too much in it and it was impossible to inter...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Farm Improvements Scheme.

Is the Minister aware that all these applications have to be processed under the farm modernisation scheme? I think what Deputy Collins meant was that, while awaiting settlement of this dispute, the...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Agricultural Instructors.

I do not think the reply is absolutely correct. My county made application on two occasions even before the Minister's time and we did not get them.More Button

And also since the Minister came in and we did not get the staff yet.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Part-time Farmers.

Would the Minister say that the labour unit of 1,800 is slightly above the national average for industrial workers? There is a question of disqualification unless you make that grade.More Button

I understand 1,400 is the national average.More Button

Is there any possibility of making further representations on this point—I know the Minister is doing his best—because it cuts out many people? Even with the new wage agreement I understand the natio...More Button

Local Government (Planning and Development) Bill, 1973: Second Stage (Resumed).

When the debate was adjourned I was trying to give my ideas to the Minister about how important interpretation is in connection with planning regulations. I was trying to explain to the Minister that...More Button

This is what the planning authority wanted to include in our new plan. Plans are being revised in every county at the moment. Public representatives did not agree with this plan. Ordinary country p...More Button

If there are a variety of people planning houses in a countryside they have a variety of ideas. If one man with set ideas plans the whole landscape it is monotonous. I maintain that variety is better...More Button

Very well. I hope, I have made some useful contribution to this debate and with that I conclude.More Button


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