Ring, Michael

Wednesday, 17 April 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 464 No. 1

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Finance Bill, 1996: Second Stage (Resumed).

What about the islands?More Button

We will see at the next election how they vote.More Button

Inishbiggle talked at the by-election. I have a great opportunity to say a few words on the Finance Bill and I am pleased to speak about the Government's performance. This Government is performing we...More Button

All associated with the Deputy spoke about the islands for 20 years and did nothing. I will speak about the islands in a moment and outline what the Government did.More Button

This year Westport had the highest number of planning applications not only in Mayo but in Connacht. At the urban council meeting on Monday last, members were informed of the receipt of £32,000 for o...More Button

I want to say a few words about Achill.More Button

We have got the grants, do not worry about them. Achill experienced a high level of emigration to America, England and all over the world. At last a change has taken place in that the number of peop...More Button

We have been in Government only a short time. The pilot scheme which has been introduced in Westport has transformed the town and the area.More Button

The Deputy should not talk rubbish. He should be ashamed to say that he represents Westport because Fianna Fáil did not do anything for it. Castlebar was the only town in County Mayo that received mo...More Button

In the past Éamon de Valera informed this House of the great work he did for the islands from the foundation of the State and his grandson, Deputy Ó Cuív, claims he is working on behalf of islanders....More Button

I assure the Deputy that islanders will show their gratitude when they cast their votes in the next general election. Their votes will not be cast in favour of those who made promises but for those w...More Button

There is a number of other issues to which I wish to refer. The Minister announced an improvement in the scheme under which people in rural areas can claim £800 for the installation of an alarm syste...More Button

I would never sit on the same side of the House as Deputy O'Keeffe. I believe in, and am very happy with, the party of which I am a member. I have confidence in the Taoiseach and the Fine Gael, Labo...More Button

Meetings of the Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil parliamentary parties are not the place to discuss these issues. I was elected to represent my constituents in this House, not at meetings of my parliamentary...More Button

The Government has had a good year and the people are aware of that. They know they can trust the Government who will be in office after the next election.More Button

The Deputy should not concern himself with mobile phones. The Minister for Finance will introduce many more Finance Bills on behalf of the coalition which is a caring Government. On a previous occasio...More Button

Deputy O'Keeffe should be quiet until I have concluded my contribution. Mining companies should not be permitted to destroy Delphi, Croagh Patrick or any other area in that the most beautiful part of ...More Button

He is a good friend of mine. I am glad to have had the opportunity to contribute to this debate. The Government should keep up the good work. Deputy O'Keeffe is disappointed that his party is not in...More Button

Written Answers. - Issue of Death Certificate.

Asked the minister: when a death certificate will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo who died in 1995 in view of the fact that his widow is in severe financial hardship due to the delay.More Button

Written Answers. - Birth Statistics.

Asked the minister: the number of live births in County Mayo for each of the years from 1961 to 1965 and from 1991 to 1995.More Button

Written Answers. - County Mayo Libraries.

Asked the minister: the amount of money spent on mobile and stationery libraries in County Mayo in 1995; and the amount spent to date in 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payment.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid her cattle headage grant for 1995 in view of the fact that the delay is causing financial hardship.More Button


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