Thursday, 30 July 2020
Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil
Mattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
I believe this is a very reasonable proposal. It does not deny anyone speaking rights, but it is just about the sequence and where it comes in and where it goes out. Deputy Griffin accused some people here of spreading lies. I ask you, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, to make him withdraw the word "lie". We have the heavy boot boys back again in Fine Gael. We had them between 1973 and 1977. Are they back again? Is Deputy Griffin from Kerry the new heavy gang? Is he the new bully who is going to bully us? They might silence us here but they will not silence the people out there who are outraged at what is going on in this House and at the shambolic Bill that was passed here this evening. It is an outrage. It is a reasonable proposal. It is not taking time from anybody; it only relates to the sequences of time and that should be respected.