Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Galway Sea Wall.

Wednesday, 1 May 1974

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 272 No. 4

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Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he will arrange to have repairs carried out to the sea wall at Tawnaghbawn, Cashel, County Galway.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton  Zoom on Mark A. Clinton  I have no funds at my disposal to defray the cost of repairs to the sea wall referred to in the Deputy's question.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  As I was not able to hear the Minister's reply perhaps he would be good enough to repeat it.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton  Zoom on Mark A. Clinton  I said that I have no funds at my disposal to defray the cost of repairs to the sea wall referred to in the Deputy's question.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  The Minister is aware of the problem of this area but is he aware that since this matter was brought to his notice some months ago by way of Parliamentary Question, serious damage has been caused which has aggravated the problem of flooding in the area and which, also, has interfered with fish landing facilities? It seems to be a retrograde step——

[500]An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Would the Deputy be brief, please.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  —— not to seek to provide funds to alleviate the difficulties being experienced by the farmers and the fishermen in the area.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton  Zoom on Mark A. Clinton  Has the Deputy approached the county council to ascertain whether they will be prepared to help from their local improvements scheme?

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  It does not qualify under that scheme.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton  Zoom on Mark A. Clinton  It does.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  The Minister is trying to pass the buck.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Question No. 12.

Mr. G. Collins: Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins  On a point of order, we have had only one supplementary on the last question. Surely we are entitled to more than that.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Chair has been very considerate so far at Question Time today. I am calling the next question.

Mr. G. Collins: Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins  Is it in order to prevent Deputies from asking more than one supplementary?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  We have had numerous supplementaries today.

Mr. G. Collins: Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins  Why can we not have one now?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Chair is in charge of Question Time both in so far as the numbers and relevancy of supplementaries are concerned.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  My name is a red rag as far as the Chair is concerned.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Deputy must conform to the rules of this House as must anybody else.

Mr. G. Collins: Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins  The Chair is protecting the Minister from being asked embarrassing questions.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  That is a most unfair allegation which Deputy [501] Collins knows to be completely untrue.

Mr. G. Collins: Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins  The Minister gave wrong information to Deputy Molloy.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton  Zoom on Mark A. Clinton  I have never given wrong information to anyone.


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