Kemmy, Jim

Wednesday, 22 July 1981

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 329 No. 6

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Financial Resolutions, 1981. - Financial Resolution No. 9: General (resumed).

I have been waiting here to speak for the last three hours. I do not know what sort of parliamentary tic-tac you are operating.More Button

If there is some other basis on which one can get in that you, Sir, can tell me about after my waiting three hours, I would like to hear it. Do you want me to wait six hours or nine hours? That woul...More Button

I am not going to be over-awed by precedents here in the House.More Button

I intend to get in now. I did not make the precedents you are talking about and I intend challenging precedents in this House.More Button

You came under fire on this as you have just stepped into the Chair and I am sorry that the Ceann Comhairle or Leas-Cheann Comhairle did not take the brunt of the fire. We will have to examine some o...More Button

It does, but the people who own race horses should contribute on the same lines as PAYE workers who cannot afford to keep a pigeon, a cat or a dog. The PAYE workers are paying through the nose and c...More Button

The fact that there were so many divisions brought that to my mind. I am glad your friend in front of you is prompting you in this area but I will leave the subject now.More Button

I shall make no more references to that. Cliches have a place in Irish politics and we heard lots of cliches here last night about penal and draconian measures. We need a new set of cliches in terms...More Button

It had no place in this House. The court jester's role was played by Deputy Flor Crowley, who came to the House for that purpose. It was not a useful debate on an important national item like the b...More Button

That is so.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Health Service Financing.

Would the Minister not consider introducing a fully comprehensive welfare State system along the lines of the British system in order to curb some of the injustices and anomalies of our present system...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Has the Minister any plans to decentralise the Department to allow for the payment of social welfare benefits at local level in urban areas as a means of overcoming the delays?More Button

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