Wednesday, 27 October 1971
Seanad Eireann Debate
Professor Kelly: Can the Leader of the House give any indication as to when the Fine Gael motions on the National Library and on the National Museum are likely to be taken? These have been down for over a year. The motion on the Museum is particularly urgent from our point of view because my understanding is that undertakings given during the last debate on the Museum by the Minister for Education have not been fulfilled. Work which he said was in course——
Tomás Ó Maoláin: I discussed with the Minister for Education the motions in which Senator Kelly is interested. However, at the moment the Minister is tied up with the College of Art legislation which is before the Dáil. The motions will be taken as soon as possible.
Professor Kelly: If it is of any convenience to Senator Ó Maoláin, from our point of view we would be quite willing if these two motions could be  taken together on the same day so as not to bring the Minister in twice. That might speed the matter up.
Tomás Ó Maoláin: The position about a motion tomorrow is that my arrangements were upset by reason of the fact that the European Parliament met. I had intended to ask the Seanad to come together on 20th October. I had made arrangements for a motion during that week, but that was upset and I am not now in a position to go ahead with that motion tomorrow.
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