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Parliamentary Inquiry into the

Demise of Certain State Mining Rights


Dáil Debates


Dáil Debates on the Demise of Certain State Mining Leases 1935 - 1936 (including orders of the Dáil)


Dáil Select Committee on the Demise of Certain State Mining Rights 1935 - 1936


Chairman: William Norton T.D. 

Proceedings / Imeachtaí

Proceedings of the Dáil Select Committee on the Demise of Certain Stare Mining Rights

Committee Debates and Minutes of Evidence

Debates and Minutes of Evidence of the Dáil Select Committee on the Demise of Certain Stare Mining Rights

Interim Report

Interim Report of the Select Committee on the Demise of Certain State Mining Rights (2 July 1935)

Final Report

Final Report of the Select Committee on the Demise of Certain State Mining Rights (20 May 1936)
[Including links to Appendices and other documents]

Interim Report and Final Report of the Select Committee on the Demise of Certain State Mining Rights. Together with the Proceedings, Minutes of Evidence and Appendices. Ordered, by the Dáil, to be printed, 26th May, 1936. (Scanned hybrid PDF file 149 MB) (available shortly)


Links to Historical Reports archive site [under construction]


Final Report - Demise of Certain State Mining Rights (20 May 1936)

Links to the following additional documents to be added to the Report

  1. Appendix I. Lease Referred to in the Orders of Reference.
  2. Appendix II. Agreement for a Sub-Lease made between Mr. M. E. Heiser of the One Part and Senator Comyn and Deputy Briscoe of the Other Part.
  3. Appendix III. Notification by the Lesees to the Minister for Industry and Commerce  of their Agreement for a Sub-Lease.
  4. Appendix IV. Mines Royal in Ireland. Memorandum by the Commissioner of Woods with regard to Royalties and other matters.
  5. Appendix V. Draft Prospectus of Wicklow Goldfields Limited. Handed in by Senator Comyn.
  6. Appendix VI. Letter from Mr. G. HG. Norman to Deputy McGilligan.
  7. Index of Evidence (References are to Questions in the Minutes of Evidence.)
  8. Orders of Reference.
  9. Imeachta an Rogha-Committee.
  10. Proceedings of the Select Committee.
  11. Diospoireacht i gCoiste.
    Debate in Committee.
  12. Liost na bhFinnithe.
    List of Witnesses.
  13. Miontuairisc na Finneachta
    Minutes of Evidence

Debates and Minutes of Evidence

Links to the following minutes of evidence for the following dates to be added:

  • 26, 27 September 1935
  • 1, 2, 8, 11 October 1935

Links to the debates for the folling dates to be added:

  • 2, 16, 18, 25 July 1936
  • 3 September 1936

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