Duffy, Luke Joseph

Wednesday, 21 March 1945

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 29 No. 22

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Public Business. - Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Bill, 1945—Second and Subsequent Stages.

I am not objecting to take the Final Stage now, but I want to raise one point. It seems to me that a number of men are likely to be discharged from the Army in the near future and some attention shou...More Button

I agree with what the Minister said in reply to Senator Baxter regarding the obligation imposed on employers to give back to their former employees their jobs. I am just wondering whether there is ma...More Button

I am satisfied. That is exactly what I wanted to get.More Button

Public Business. - Military Service Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 1945—Committee.

I move:— In sub-section (3), paragraph (b), line 33, page 2, after the word “person” to insert the words “being a member of the committee”. This amendment is related to sub-section (3) of Section 2. ...More Button

I am not alleging, and I hope the Minister does not imagine, that there was any charge of injustice so far as the Referee is concerned. I made my case from the beginning on this basis: Both Houses of...More Button

Why did not the Minister come back to the Oireachtas?More Button

He has come back to get the imprimatur to what was illegal for 10 years.More Button

It would only apply to the number of cases dealt with by the interviewing officers, and to nobody else.More Button

I think Senator Quirke realises—his speech indicates that he realises—that there is a much bigger issue at stake here than merely a review of a number of applications. The principle at stake here is ...More Button

To face the issue, in other words, he was acting illegally.More Button

I have never alleged that.More Button

I am afraid that Senator Baxter and Senator Quirke have now got into their stride.More Button

When I proposed this amendment, I was very careful and very desirous to keep strictly to one aspect of the matter under discussion. I put down the amendment, first and foremost, to narrow as much as I...More Button

Yes. I do not think there is any point in moving amendment No. 2 because it is exactly the same idea in relation to another aspect of the Bill. Amendment No. 2 not moved.More Button

I move amendment No. 4:— In sub-section (9), line 48, page 3, to delete the words and figures “1st day of February, 1945”, and substitute the words “passing of this Act”.More Button

I do not think that argument arises out of this amendment.More Button

I move amendment No. 5:— In page 4 to delete sub-paragraph (ii), lines 31-38, inclusive.More Button

I do not want to divide the House, but I wish to be put on record as being opposed to the section. Amendment negatived, Senators Sweetman, Kyle and Duffy dissenting. Question proposed “That Section 3 ...More Button

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