Hillery, Brian J.

Thursday, 13 December 1984

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 106 No. 8

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State Financial Transactions (Special Provisions) Bill, 1984 [Certified Money Bill] : Second Stage.

I want to make two specific points relating to the Bill. The first concerns the question of the postponement of interest payments on Government stock which, as the Minister has indicated, will cause ...More Button

I took care not to make reference to pay policy in the public service and if the Senator was listening he would understand that.More Button

State Financial Transactions (Special Provisions) Bill, 1984 [Certified Money Bill] : Committee and Final Stages.

I would like to raise a point about the scant treatment that certain Bills get in this House. I accept the urgency of this particular Bill. I am disappointed that there was not an explanatory memora...More Button

I share the hope of the Minister that this strike will be over before 31 March. The Minister drew our attention to section 2 (1) (a) limiting the circumstances in which this Bill will apply. I am no...More Button

In plain language, does that mean that when the strike ends the application of the Bill will also cease?More Button

The Minister in response to the question I raised about the effective management of the reserves and ensuring the best possible return on them, indicated that the Governor and other senior staff of th...More Button

Has the Minister any anxiety about the possible losses? I am really talking about the management of the fund and the huge sums we are talking about in terms of the return of those reserves. I cited ...More Button

If we follow through the Minister's analogy that you light a candle when you do not have electricity, I hope that the senior team in the Bank of Ireland, are not like a candle but rather that they ar...More Button


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