Fitzgerald, John Jack

Friday, 24 July 1970

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 68 No. 14

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I should like to support the Senators who spoke previously. I am not going to discuss the economics of farming: all I will say is that valuations vary. A farmer with a valuation of £60 could have a s...More Button

Can the Minister explain the reason why a person with an income of £1,045 is granted an allowance of £100 in respect of dependants up to a maximum of four but on the valuation basis there are no allo...More Button

I am grateful to the Minister for the way in which he tried to explain the situation. I am pleased that the Minister himself is not satisfied with the present situation. A man without dependants can ...More Button

Something must be done to keep down the price of houses. One must agree, to a certain extent, with the case made by Senator Honan. He underlines the plea I made last night. It is a reflection on ou...More Button

Thank God the Senator is not Minister for Local Government.More Button

I was rather surprised that Senator Boland, when he was making such a very good case, should have been so hard on the Minister who has at least gone so far as to bring the amount to £1,250. In fairne...More Button

I consider the Minister has not made a very good case against the amendment. He states that if rates remission were to be given to people who build houses over 1,249 square feet, more money would be...More Button

The Minister should clarify this. It is one thing to hope a certain thing will happen but what matters is the interpretation that will be accepted in the Customs House when a person goes looking for...More Button

I notice that the Minister intends to change the higher rate of grant to urban areas and “urban” is specified. I am thinking of a farmer in County Dublin. There is no mention of the corporation and ...More Button

There is no mention of corporation area.More Button

It only applies to rancheros whose farms are less than £25 valuation.More Button

It would be very small for £1,500.More Button

I should be very glad if the Minister would accept amendment No. 15 which has been moved by Senator Alexis FitzGerald because I do not think there is any place in this Housing Bill for subsection (2)....More Button


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