Harte, Patrick D.

Wednesday, 26 November 1980

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 324 No. 8

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Order of Business.

Do I take it that the Taoiseach will be present in the House tonight during the discussion on the Private Members' motion?More Button

Yesterday I gave notice that I wished to raise on the Adjournment last night the matter of the school transport problem in County Donegal but it was ruled out of order for certain reasons. Could I no...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Information Services Head.

The Donegal papers have said that information was supplied without request.More Button

The Taoiseach was contradicted locally by Donegal people.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Community Budget.

Will the Taoiseach be present when it is raised on the adjournment? (Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Control of Oil Jetties.

What is the responsibility of the Minister?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Buttevant (Cork) Rail Disaster Inquiry.

Is the Minister just there to answer questions and do nothing else?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - IATA Conference.

Deputy Deasy's question asks why Department officials were not represented at that meeting. He did not refer to Government representation. Can the Minister say why Department officials were not repr...More Button

Is the Minister in a position to say what the fee is?More Button

Will the Minister make the information available to me?More Button

Adjournment Debate. - County Donegal Schools Amalgamation.

I raise this matter because of the problems existing in a housing estate in Donegal known as Burnfoot. The children from the families in that area originally went to Birdstown school, and that school ...More Button

I understand what the terms of allowing this question were. But nobody can tell me that the amalgamation of schools means just providing accommodation at another school without providing transport. ...More Button

The Chair is trying to muzzle me.More Button

Why cannot the Department of Education honour the promise made when Bridgend school was amalgamated with Birdstown? I do not want to be heated about this but there are 40 children of poor families in...More Button

I am not talking about legislation. Surely it does not take legislation to provide a school bus.More Button

The idea of a Supplementary Estimate to put on a bus that is to travel three miles is ludicrous. How ridiculous can we become? It is ludicrous putting such restrictions on me. The reason I am raisi...More Button

When Birdstown school was amalgamated with Bridgend school the Department undertook to provide accommodation and school transport for the children. That is what amalgamation is all about.More Button

The parents of the children attending Birdstown school were given a solemn undertaking that if the school was allowed to close they would be accommodated at the new school at Bridgend. They were accom...More Button

They are not rich people. They are just ordinary people living in county council cottages. Will somebody provide enough money to pay for a bus that will take them to school every day of the week for ...More Button

On a point of order, the Minister knows that the late Deputy Cunningham taught in that school and it was his responsibility.More Button


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