Counihan, John Joseph

Thursday, 25 May 1933

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 16 No. 21

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

On the Railway Act of 1931, an amendment on similar lines to this was proposed and, on that occasion, I spoke and voted against that amendment. I could to-day put up very strong reasons for rejecting...More Button

No.More Button

I do not think that Senator Sir John Keane is quite right in his explanation. The railway company, as I understand it, have sufficient powers to grant flat rates to anybody or to any place, but the c...More Button

I agree with the Minister that there are serious objections to this amendment. What the amendment seeks to do is to place the railway company in the same position as their competitors, the lorry owne...More Button

I am pleased to find myself in agreement for once with supporters of Labour and Fianna Fáil.More Button

I cannot see any reason why the G.S.R. Company should not cut adrift from the influence of other railway companies. They have a monopoly in this country, so far as railways are concerned. We have ha...More Button

Who derives the advantage?More Button

Only once.More Button

I just want to say with reference to the present holder of the office ——More Button

Public Business. - Proposed Inquiry Into Agricultural Industry.

We all know the reason for the altered conditions of farming. We all know that nothing can be done to ensure the prosperity of farming in this country while these altered conditions remain. What can...More Button

I am showing the reason why this motion should not be passed by the House.More Button

I want to show the Seanad that it is futile to set up the commission suggested. In the Dáil, the Minister for Finance boasted that he had saved £93,000,000 for this country. I do not agree with that...More Button

In 1931 we exported £30,000,000 worth of produce. On a big percentage of that £30,000,000 worth of produce we had a ten per cent. preference. I am sure that if the Government went the proper way abo...More Button

I think most of the cattle sold at Kilfenora go to the lighter counties, such as Galway, Mayo and portions of Westmeath, to be grazed for a year before they are sent to Meath. I have never seen a Mea...More Button

I never knew Meath men to buy yearlings there. For the various reasons I have put forward, I will oppose this motion.More Button

But it is not.More Button

What will you do with the surplus?More Button

They are both futile.More Button

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