Wednesday, 14 June 2006
Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998: Motion.
Michael McDowell (Dublin South East, Progressive Democrats)
I thank Deputies for their contributions.
Regarding Deputy Cuffe's last few remarks, he was not here when I stated that so-called dissident republicans, who are not and never have been true republicans, have in recent months been found trying to assemble bombs on the same scale as that which exploded in Omagh. I hope that it will never happen, but when one such bomb is detonated, I would like to hear what the Deputy has to say regarding my dismantling the capacity of the police force on this side of the Border to deal with such people and stop them using this State's territory to plant devices.