Lawlor, Liam

Wednesday, 18 October 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 457 No. 2

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Electoral Bill, 1994: Second Stage (Resumed).

The late Congressman Tip O'Neill, probably a good friend of the Chair's, in his famous statement claimed that all politics are local. It is understandable that when politicians speak about boundary c...More Button

It pales in significance against Dr. FitzGerald's prolific spending when he got his opportunity, but that is not the issue. The issue before us is that we collectively assumed it was not correct for a...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Development of Semi-State Sector: Motion (Resumed).

The semi-State sector does not need a mutual admiration society in the Dáil, with Members falling over each other to praise what we all know is their important role. If there is any wrongdoing that ...More Button

I queried him as to the reason he thought these individuals could be placing him under surveillance. He did not answer that question, but he mentioned the time he took up his position as Minister and ...More Button

I mention this because the Minister has given a completely different impression to the House. For example, on October 12 he told the House he never detected he was under surveillance, but he claims h...More Button

I am not the only politician to whom the Minister spoke at the end of July and the beginning of August about surveillance. He irresponsibly mentioned names, although the gardaí did not interview the ...More Button

Several journalists who cover the proceedings of this House received similar off the record briefings with the Minister and his agents. I call on the Minister, if he is so confident and sure of hims...More Button

The Minister has the benefit of Dáil privilege and I ask him to extend the same privilege to journalists. The Minister has already double-crossed the journalists because he quoted as his facts informa...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Location of Eastern Health Board Clinic.

I thank the Minister and the Minister of State for being present during the Adjournment. I am aware that this afternoon the Eastern Health Board distributed an information notice to residents who are...More Button


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