Linehan, Thomas

Friday, 30 January 1925

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 4 No. 6

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SEANAD IN COMMITTEE. - LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL, 1924—THIRD STAGE (RESUMED).

I think there is a good deal in the amendment proposed by Senator Kenny. It is a matter that ought to be discussed by the Seanad before this section is passed. In counties where there are several ru...More Button

I object to the amendment in the interests of the ratepayers. The legal profession can very well look after itself.More Button

You may be quite sure they will not do it.More Button

Leave it to the District Justice to fix the costs.More Button

I beg to move: Section 28, sub-section (1). Line 32. To delete the word “yards” and to substitute therefor the word “feet.” My amendment aims at making the distance from the road thirty feet instead...More Button

If the section were confined to houses at cross-roads or adjacent to dangerous corners, possibly that might meet with agreement.More Button

I will, with permission, withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

I beg to move the following amendment:— Section 28. To delete sub-sections (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) and (8).More Button

This sub-section deals with the removal of an existing house which happens to be less than 30 yards from the public road. It is very undesirable that any power should be given either to the county co...More Button

The people in this country are so very fond of their old homes that no alternative accommodation would satisfy them for the house that, perhaps, they were born in.More Button

It is quite clear that this amendment is put down in order to allow motorists further to increase their speed. There is an extraordinary penalty put on here for allowing a goat to stray on a road. I...More Button

It seems to me that the common people are to be ignored altogether and that nothing must stop the motors. I am surprised that the extreme penalty of the law was not put on to keep those animals off t...More Button

I beg to move:—In Section 31, sub-section (1), to delete paragraph (a). I do not think it is desirable to take away from the discretion of the county councils, especially in the case of minor county r...More Button

I wish to point out to the last speaker that this clause covers every road. After the discussion, I will be satisfied if the power given to the Minister be confined to main and trunk roads and let th...More Button


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