Fitzgerald, Garrett

Wednesday, 29 October 1980

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 323 No. 6

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Ceisteanna—Questions . Oral Answers . - Ireland—UK Relations .

: Even in the Taoiseach's terms, that is a mass of meaningless and incomprehensible verbiage. Could he possibly answer my question to outline the developments that have taken place in the “new and clo...More Button

: We all know all that, but what actually happened at the last meeting? What Ministers have met to discuss what topics and what was the outcome?More Button

: And these are official meetings with Ministers——More Button

: ——not just in the corridors of Brussels? What was discussed by the Ministers for Defence when they met?More Button

: What does the Taoiseach mean by “routine meeting”? Meetings between the Irish and British Ministers for Defence have not been common for the past 60 years. What could be routine about it? It is n...More Button

: It had nothing to do with Defence?More Button

: I am glad I got an answer to that.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions . Oral Answers . - Unemployment Assistance and Benefit .

: Could the Minister of State confirm that County Donegal has 3¼ per cent of the population of the country, 3¾ per cent of the labour force and 7¾ per cent of the unemployed? The unemployment rate is...More Button

: To double the national average. That is not much consolation for the people in Donegal.More Button

Arts Act, 1951 (Additional Function) (Amendment) Order, 1980: Motion .

: I have no difficulty in welcoming this proposal. In the context in which we are discussing it, it is appropriate to look back to the genesis of the Arts Council. It owes its origins to the imagina...More Button

: At the end of section 1 of the 1966 order these words are used, “in recognition of outstanding creative services in one or more of these arts in Ireland”. Section 1 has been amended and the only ch...More Button

Social Welfare (Consolidation) Bill, 1980: Second Stage .

: As Deputy Boland remarked on our behalf when this matter was first raised in the House by way of motion there has been a good deal of delay since this Consolidation Bill was first prepared. Some ju...More Button

: A few words of explanation at the top of the page might have made the position clearer. It is not an important point.More Button

Johnstown Castle Agricultural College (Amendment) Bill, 1980: Second Stage .

: We will only have a very small drop of the next Bill.More Button

: It seems ridiculous, with four minutes to go. I am easy. I do not mind if the Minister wishes to start.More Button

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