Mitchell, Jim

Thursday, 7 June 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 399 No. 8

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Order of Business.

On a point of order, I presume the Minister is moving the motion on the Order Paper, “That the Bill be ordered for Second Stage”. If so——More Button

Could I ask when the Bill was ordered for Second Stage?More Button

Yes.More Button

A united Opposition and a dishevelled Government.More Button

Broadcasting Bill, 1990: Second Stage.

An OG by the Benches opposite.More Button

It certainly will.More Button

Never before in the history of broadcasting has the Minister responsible been so doggedly and visibly opposed to and angry with RTE. However, this has been the Minister's consistent approach to RTE si...More Button

Having failed to screw them one way his face-saving half baked compromise rightly screws RTE but unfortunately with no advantage to the independent broadcasting sector or the Irish print media. The b...More Button

You are being most unfair, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, to Deputy Roche. It is well known that Deputy Roche is the Minister's hangman. He comes in here every day of the week to try to defend the indefens...More Button

The most important point which emerges from the introduction of this Bill has nothing to do with broadcasting and everything to do with judgment. It is a very long time since a Bill was introduced wh...More Button

For the present?More Button

What the Minister is doing amounts to the equivalent of increasing the licence fee by approximately £14 per week. It is easy to calculate the sum — 800,000 multiplied by 14 gives one the approximate...More Button

Broadcasting Bill, 1990: Second Stage (Resumed).

There will be no agreement. Committee Stage ordered for Tuesday, 12 June 1990.More Button

Written Answers. - Rules to National Schools.

Asked the minister: the reason she was unable to furnish to the Oireachtas Library, on request, a copy of all circulars issued by her updating and amending the Rules for National Schools, last issued in codified form in...More Button

Written Answers. - Discussions on Educational Matters.

Asked the minister: if she will make arrangements for parents to have involvement in discussions on educational matters taking place in the Central Review Committee under the Programme for National Recovery.More Button

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