Staines, Michael

Thursday, 25 May 1933

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 16 No. 21

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Public Business. - Railways Bill, 1933—Committee (Resumed).

I agree with Senator Sir John Keane in thinking that what Senator Johnson said about holding up the Bill is wrong. We do not want to hold up Bills at all. We only held up one Bill in all those years...More Button

Public Business. - Proposed Inquiry Into Agricultural Industry.

I can assure Senator Quirke that I have no intention of trying to embarrass the Government. I should like to tell Senator Johnson that whether the statistics he quoted are his own or Deputy Mulcahy's ...More Button

The Senator made some remark about clearances between Ballinasloe and somewhere else in County Clare.More Button

My difficulty is to know, if we all clear back to the land, will we get the consent of the owners. We will not. Having farms of 20, 50, 100 or 200 acres—I do not think there are many with 300 acres—...More Button

And golfers. I will not include Deputies because someone must carry on the Government. Suppose we all went back to these farms where would it end? In my opinion it would end where we began about 30...More Button

It pays better than other things.More Button

In some parts of Wexford black oats pays better than white oats, but in the West of Ireland the people would not look at black oats. These matters are best left to the people concerned. The cattle b...More Button


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