Fitzgerald, Alexis

Wednesday, 25 August 1971

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 71 No. 6

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Order of Business.

Looking forward to a good debate.More Button

Prohibition of Forcible Entry and Occupation Bill, 1970: Report Stage.

I should like to support the spirit of these amendments. There is an unreal dilemma here for the Minister. If I am correct, the present position is that nobody with any interest in property is enti...More Button

That is genuine.More Button

What is its condition?More Button

It existed in a different form.More Button

Tenure is essentially a feudal concept.More Button

It has the effect of this.More Button

Giving landlords rights.More Button

Not necessarily any person. It could be a limited company. It cannot act except by its agents, by company law.More Button

You would not.More Button

Do not give them because they are not relevant.More Button

I positively assert that this is an untrue and incorrect statement of the law.More Button

And to be fair, we do make special provisions for the Press with regard to libel.More Button

I take, for example, the publication of the proceedings of this House.More Button

There is an express privilege of the Press.More Button

Unless the House agrees to this.More Button

The House agrees.More Button

I should like to say a few words to help my halting friend in the proposal of his amendment. I do not like the expression “Nothing in this Act shall apply”. I completely agree with Senator Kelly. I...More Button

They do not.More Button

There is no explanation in these other cases.More Button

Was that precisely the wording, “if they are in force”?More Button

What is the sixth Act?More Button

Then we really have five, not six.More Button

I also should like to speak on the amendments.More Button


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