Mullins, Thomas Lincoln

Wednesday, 19 June 1968

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 65 No. 5

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. No. 6 will be taken with No. 3.More Button

It is hoped to do so.More Button

We are getting down to one of them anyhow. We are taking one at the moment.More Button

As fast as we can.More Button

Fishery Harbour Centres Bill, 1967: Committee Stage.

That system does not operate now.More Button

The system of sending it up to Dublin and sending it back again to where it was landed does not obtain any longer.More Button

Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Bill, 1968: Second Stage (Resumed)

There is, of course.More Button

Would the Senator explain what that means?More Button

And they are financed by the people.More Button

Democratisation of the universities and of society was the phrase you used.More Button

Will the Senator tell us whether he feels that the student body is a privileged class of people?More Button

I do not mean privileged in that sense but in the sense of being superior to the Government, to the academic authorities and to the people.More Button

Precisely.More Button

Would the Senator tell me whether the priority of the student should be to learn, to study, to acquire knowledge, whether or not that should be number one priority? What is the Senator's view on that?More Button

Who was behind the students?More Button

That is good stuff but it does not answer the question.More Button

I should like to ask one more question. Would the Senator not think that when the student had acquired all this knowledge and had acquired all the academic distinction he could acquire, that this wou...More Button

I am talking about world affairs.More Button

You have not thought that out too well.More Button

I did not get that one.More Button

No feeling of gratitude of course.More Button

You want to create an artificial one.More Button

There is a division in the Dáil and I would ask if the Minister could attend.More Button

I suggest that the House adjourn until 2.30 p.m. tomorrow.More Button

Until the Second Reading has been completed. Debate adjourned. The Seanad adjourned at 10.5 p.m. until 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 20th June, 1968.More Button

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