Order of Business.

Thursday, 14 February 1985

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 355 No. 12

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The Taoiseach: Information on Garrett Fitzgerald  Zoom on Garrett Fitzgerald  It is proposed to take item No. 8.

Mr. Lyons: Information on Denis Lyons  Zoom on Denis Lyons  On the Order of Business, might I ask the Minister for Energy to pay attention to a matter of grave, urgent concern to the people of Cork that, whereas five sets of traffic lights are turned off at present so as to——

(Interruptions.)

Mr. Lyons: Information on Denis Lyons  Zoom on Denis Lyons  One second. It might be funny but it is something of real, not imaginary concern. The reason those traffic lights have been turned off——

The Taoiseach: Information on Garrett Fitzgerald  Zoom on Garrett Fitzgerald  The lights are off all over Cork and they will be on again.

Mr. Lyons: Information on Denis Lyons  Zoom on Denis Lyons  ——is because of the possibility of explosions of gas leaks in the city. If that is not of grave concern — and I do not know what the Government people are laughing at——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Deputy will have to find another means of raising this. The Deputy will resume his seat.

Mr. Lyons: Information on Denis Lyons  Zoom on Denis Lyons  This is a time bomb on [2582] which the people are sitting. Would the Minister for Energy give it his personal attention?

Mr. B. Ahern: Information on Bertie Ahern  Zoom on Bertie Ahern  Would the Taoiseach confirm for the record of the House that the social employment scheme to give employment to 10,000 young people will be officially announced? It was first announced last October under the national plan. When will this scheme be implemented?

Minister for Labour (Mr. Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  If I might respond on behalf of the Government, full details of the scheme will be announced on 22 February 1985.


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