Cosgrave, Liam

Wednesday, 15 December 1976

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 295 No. 5

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take business in the following order: Nos. 4, 15 (resumed), 11 and 14, the remaining Supplementary Estimates (resumed). Private Members' Business will be taken from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p...More Button

Nomination of Member of the Government: Motion.

I move: That Dáil Éireann approves the nomination by the Taoiseach of Deputy Oliver John Flanagan for appointment by the President to be a member of the Government. I might add, for the information of...More Button

Nomination of Member of the Government: Motion (Resumed).

I suppose this debate might be described as a preChristmas free-for-all. I will try to stick strictly to the facts. Deputy Lynch, the Leader of the Opposition, complained that on a previous occasion...More Button

They got much wider latitude than I will take. They discussed economic facts. I am sticking to nominations to the Government. Deputy Lynch referred to this specific volume of the Dáil Debates—he int...More Button

Deputy Lynch introduced the volume, not I. I said “if he is taking that path, he can walk it, but I will walk it too”.More Button

Within the rules of order. Deputy Lynch discussed the economy until he was hauled up, and in fact continued to discuss it. He referred to this specific volume of the debates and was not stopped.More Button

There was no procedural point at all. I want to contrast the position of the nomination of a member of this Government and of the transfer of assignments by the Government with what happened under Fi...More Button

The point is that Fianna Fáil did not do that. The Leader of the Opposition started this morning and, after a few preliminary remarks, he started to discuss the economy. Then he switched from the e...More Button

It was the Leader of the Opposition who introduced it into the debate——More Button

I am very sorry I have run the Opposition out of the House. I do not want to disturb their equanimity. There is no need for me to quote again from the report I referred to because Deputies are fami...More Button

Written Answers. - Trading Profits.

The aggregate trading profits of the principal State corporate bodies (public corporations) as compiled for national accounts purposes, in each of the years 1968 to 1974, are as follows:—More Button

Written Answers. - Consumer Price Index.

The compilation of the consumer price index for midNovember, 1976, is not yet completed. The particulars requested can be provided early in the New Year if the Deputy wishes to repeat the question the...More Button


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