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Seanad Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 2 Mar 1960

Vol. 52 No. 7

Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 1960 (Certified Money Bill) — Second and Subsequent Stages.

Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."

Tá soláthar dhéanamh leis an mBille chun údarás reachtúil a dheonadh do'n mhéadú de £61 16s. (atá á ioc ón lú Lúnasa 1959, i leith, ar údarás Meastacháin Bhreise le haghaidh pinsean a ritheadh i Dáil Éireann ar an 22ú Iúil 1959) i ngach ceann ar leith den dá phinsean de £500 sa bhliain is iníochta le baintreacha Mhichíl Uí Cheallacháin agus Sheoirse Mhic Fhlannchadha, ba Mhéaraí Luimnigh tráth.

Is ionann an méadú sin agus an méadú a luaigh me i leith baintreach le siniúir an Fhorógra 1916 agus dá bhfuil soláthar déanta le hAlt 17 den Bhille Arm-Phinsean.

The Bill provides statutory authority for an increase of £61 16s.—which is being paid since 1st August 1959 on the authority of a Supplementary Estimate for pensions passed in Dáil Éireann on 22nd July 1959—in each of the pensions of £500 per annum payable to the widows of Micheál Ó Ceallacháin and Seoirse Mac Fhlannchadha, former Mayors of Limerick.

The increase is the same as that which I mentioned in the case of the widow of a signatory of the Proclamation of 1916 covered by Section 17 of the Army Pensions Bill.

The same remarks as were made on the previous Bills apply to this Bill. Do I understand from the Minister that only two people are involved in this Bill?

Yes; we are bringing these two people up to the level of certain other cases dealt with in 1956.

Question put and agreed to.
Agreed to take the remaining Stages today.
Bill put through Committee; reported without recommendation; received for final consideration and ordered to be returned to the Dáil.