Higgins, Michael D.

Thursday, 28 March 1985

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 107 No. 13

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Business of Seanad.

As the person responsible for the request to raise the matter of the perilous dangers to health which have arisen on the Aran Islands due to the fact that no doctor was available when their regular d...More Button

I am grateful to the Leas-Chathaoirleach for facilitating my explanation as to why I raised the matter. I will arrange to pursue the Minister elsewhere.More Button

Local Government (Reorganisation) Bill, 1985: Second Stage (Resumed).

I have listened with great interest to my colleague on Galway County Council, Senator Killilea. I became even more aware of the attractiveness of living in County Galway as I listened to him roll of...More Button

I would like to share some of his concern regarding the discussions that took place at Galway County Council and Corporation at a joint level and their not finding themselves as they were perceived in...More Button

I gained from Senator Killilea's contribution that the handlers had formed themselves into an association. I did not realise that they were so numerous that they needed to be governed by a constitutio...More Button

I welcome the opportunity to take up a number of issues about the background to the Bill. On Second Stage the Minister mentioned that the Bill should be construed as an approach to the problem of the...More Button

Certainly. I have not reached my peroration yet.More Button

Before we adjourned I had been mentioning what I felt were problems close to the heart of local government reform. It is obvious from the examples I quoted that we are at a crisis in local government...More Button

I am quoting from Professor Gunnar Myrdal's document prepared in June 1970 entitled: “British Labour Party Document on Regional Policy”. The point he was making there was that if you left everything ...More Button

We want to hear about decision making, new financial structures and new accountancy structures, and the fact that the planning process will not be a requirement under the law — there is an example — ...More Button


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