Davern, Noel

Wednesday, 22 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 7

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We want to put a smile on Deputy Ferris's face.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Defence Forces: Motion.

It is the miracle of the loaves and fishes.More Button

I wish to share my time with Deputy Lenihan.More Button

I am sorry the Minister has left the House because I wish to make a point of particular relevance to him. I hope the Equitation School will not be affected by these cutbacks.More Button

Some people in the Departments of Defence and Finance have made several attempts over the years to impose cutbacks in or abolish the Equitation School. The school has done a marvellous job not just f...More Button

Because I know the military personnel in Clonmel. The Deputy should listen to them more attentively.More Button

Smaller numbers will be recruited to the bigger rather than outlying centres. No one should try to tell me that we can afford to keep open Kickham Barracks, Kilkenny Barracks, Kilworth Barracks, Ferm...More Button

The Deputy got a lucky break this morning when the Ceann Comhairle said he might retire and walk out. All his birthdays came together, but he has not spoken to the men, or their wives, who are upset...More Button

I have been aware of their concerns for a long time. The lord mayor and I recently met their families. They are genuinely worried that if they decide not to avail of the package on offer, they will h...More Button

Not entirely.More Button

Does the Deputy want to play ping pong? Everyone recognises the need to carry out a review of the Army, but I am talking about a town in which there has been a military presence since 1650 and where ...More Button

Can the Deputy give me a guarantee that Kickham Barracks will not be closed? The Minister can give that guarantee because he knows that before long there will be a change of Ministers and——More Button

The Deputy could not give a guarantee that a Minister would call to the local high school last week.More Button

I never failed to get a Minister to address a problem in my constituency when on the opposite side of the House. I was never refused or bypassed in that fashion. I am talking about a sum of £4 mill...More Button

The Deputy is like a Jack Russel barking at my heels. Will he please stop before I kick back? I want to ensure that there will be a military presence in Clonmel long after the Government has left of...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: his views on the introduction of an in-work payment for single persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

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