Higgins, Joe

Wednesday, 31 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 520 No. 2

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Order of Business.

(Dublin West): On that issue, the proposals to guillotine the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Bill—More Button

(Dublin West): I support Deputy Howlin on this matter. It is utterly unacceptable that matters are being inserted into the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Bill willy-nilly to deal with immigration, ...More Button

(Dublin West): The Dáil was not given information on the possible ill effects of an extension of opening hours.More Button

(Dublin West): There is a proposal to guillotine debate on the Intoxicating Liquor Bill at 11.00 p.m. The Dáil should have information on the possible ill effects which will result from the extension ...More Button

Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Bill, 1999: Report Stage (Resumed).

(Dublin West): This Bill began its life as the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Bill, 1999. The Minister is seeking to amend the Bill by including the word “immigration” in the title. He is trying to ...More Button

(Dublin West): Where do the illegals from Cahirciveen who are on the streets of Boston belong?More Button

(Dublin West): The Socialist Party.More Button

(Dublin West): Spell it out.More Button

(Dublin West): I am extremely disappointed Deputy Callely did not spell out the difference between people coming here looking for refuge and the right to stay and the millions of Irish people who went...More Button

(Dublin West): The Deputy was, otherwise he would have spelled it out. He will have another opportunity.More Button

(Dublin West): No-one disputes that. You, Minister, said, and I will find the chapter and verse when I have an opportunity to do so—More Button

(Dublin West): The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform said that 90% of asylum seekers in this country were bogus. The Minister of State repeated that some time later. The Minister intends ...More Button

(Dublin West): The Deputy should tell us. There is absolutely no difference. One would be hard put to find a difference, in fact one could not do so. They are driven by deprivation, poverty, hopelessn...More Button

(Dublin West): Perhaps we are hearing something Deputy Callely has not come out with so far. Perhaps he thinks there is another agenda behind sending these 14,000 people to our shores. Is he hinting t...More Button

(Dublin West): Even by Deputy Callely's standards of judgment, the similarities are so clear as to be absolutely undeniable. Of course, Fianna Fáil must try to deny this because of the different ways ...More Button

(Dublin West): What happened to the Costinas family, Deputy Callely? There was a pre-dawn raid. That is what happened and it was a disgraceful episode. Yahoos – some of them from the Minister's consti...More Button

(Dublin West): The Minister was prejudging people who were in the pipeline.More Button

(Dublin West): Did the Minister make any representations for the Irish illegals in the US?More Button

(Dublin West): That was Stalinism – the Minister must learn the difference.More Button

(Dublin West): They were illegal.More Button

(Dublin West): Some 120,000.More Button

(Dublin West): The Minister has outlined many statistics and facts. He should have circulated them to the Deputies participating in this debate and allowed them to absorb and understand them. It is no...More Button

(Dublin West): Is the Minister suggesting there are files on us?More Button

(Dublin West): There is more chance of my finding the Minister's condemnation of 90% of asylum seekers than there is of finding that quote. An ice pick was put through the back of Trotsky's head becau...More Button

(Dublin West): It was not the party that killed him, it was a monstrous deformation and dictatorship which had nothing in common with socialism. Deputy O'Malley said he had no doubt people were sent t...More Button

(Dublin West): Perhaps it was their introduction to the fact that the island of Ireland existed. The Minister is trying to batten down the hatches for fortress Europe. He should get real because, in t...More Button


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