Keane, John

Wednesday, 27 January 1932

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 15 No. 7

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Road Transport Bill, 1931—Committee Stage.

I think there is a very grave danger in this amendment. If you look at this thing as a matter of principle I think you must agree that we have got largely, not only in the railways but all over the wo...More Button

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And capital is a commodity.More Button

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I should like the Minister to state if he can give any idea of his attitude towards a new service of this kind where two brothers want to run a service. Of course they can camouflage wages to any ex...More Button

Provided public safety is assured. That is the way of life and you can never get away from it, in this modern life. I wish the Minister would give an indication as to how he would regard applicants ...More Button

I have in mind cases that I know in England where certain outlying villages are served by bi-weekly services in market towns. The proprietor has other work. It is suggested that that class of person,...More Button

The debate on this amendment is an example of unreality. There is a sort of feeling in the Seanad that the Bill cannot be amended on account of other reactions. I feel, therefore, that there is an un...More Button

I do hope that we will not shirk our duty in the matter of a statutory obligation of this kind. My experience in human affairs leads me to believe that all these things ultimately settle themselves. ...More Button

When I hear Senator O'Farrell talking about economy I am reminded of Satan reproving sin, because of the disparity of the wages paid on the railways to those earned by the workers in primary industrie...More Button

Railways (Miscellaneous) Bill, 1931—Committee.

On a point of order, while I do not want to be discourteous, I ask if these remarks have any relation to the amendment?More Button

The House will take upon itself a great responsibility if it rejects this amendment. We have got to weigh the balance of the advantages according to the argument. Speaking as a layman, the arguments ...More Button

Senator O'Farrell.More Button

The Senator spoke in favour of it. [The Cathaoirleach resumed the Chair.]More Button


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