Lenihan, Patrick J.

Thursday, 1 April 1971

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 252 No. 12

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Road Transport Bill, 1970: From the Seanad.

This is a small technical amendment to the Road Transport Bill which has been passed in the Seanad. It makes it clear that the international road haulage licences that may be issued under section 8 c...More Button

I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment No. 1: In page 6, subsection (1) lines 5 to 9 deleted, and the following new paragraph substituted:More Button

Transport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1971 [Seanad]: Date for Second Reading.

I suggest that we order it for the first sitting day after the recess. Second Stage ordered for first sitting day after the recess.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed).

What about the man?More Button

A blackguardly statement.More Button

It was a foul allegation.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Membership of EEC.

I am not so aware. The major Irish farmer organisations fully support Ireland's application for membership of the European Communities.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Territorial Waters.

As provided in the Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 1959, the territorial seas of the State are that portion of the sea lying between the baseline and a line drawn three nautical miles outside the baseline.More Button

This is a matter of constitutional and international law that has never been definitively established.More Button

We have a view.More Button

It is a question of whether that view would be upheld in the appropriate courts.More Button

This has never been legally determined.More Button

It is our view but that is a separate issue.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Boarding of Irish Ship.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 9 to 16 together. Appropriate steps have been taken to inform the British authorities of the Government's views in relation t...More Button

We have taken up the matter in the strongest possible manner with the British Government and it lies just there at present.More Button

I do not think empty gestures of that kind——More Button

——would help in the very practical matter which we have to resolve in regard to the northern part of our country between ourselves and the British Government.More Button

What the Deputy is now suggesting is just a repetition of what used to be known in the last century as gunboat diplomacy.More Button

I do not think the Fine Gael Deputies opposite are keeping to the spirit of Deputy Cosgrave's motion which was passed unanimously by the Dáil on the 9th March in regard to the use of force as an instr...More Button

It did. This whole matter is being discussed in an appropriate manner with the British authorities. It is a highly delicate and sensitive area. Everyone here is aware of the sensitivity of this whol...More Button

We must be responsible about this very important matter.More Button

There has been no change.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Air Services.

An application has been received from a new Irish company for an authorisation to operate charter flights with leased aircraft. I have refused the application on the grounds that present air services...More Button

There has been no change in the position in relation to this subject since I dealt with it at length in the reply to the debate on the Supplementary Estimate for my Department on 10th February, 1970.More Button

It is a different matter altogether.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Eyesight Testing for Drivers.

It is necessary for safety that medical—including eyesight —examination should apply to locomotive drivers and trainees. Accordingly, section 29 of the Transport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1971...More Button

Will Deputy O'Donovan sit down? Everybody seems to be suffering from end of session hysteria today. What happened yesterday afternoon in the Seanad was that I introduced an amendment to the section ...More Button

I have reconsidered the section in the Seanad and put in the amendment on the lines I have mentioned.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Extension of Dublin Harbour.

I am informed by the Dublin Port and Docks Board that preparation of their long-term plan for Dublin port is proceeding as quickly as possible. A model is at present in the marking and explanatory no...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - County Offaly Bridge.

The answer to both parts of the Deputy's question is in the affirmative.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Boarding of Irish Vessels.

First, I should like to place on record, and to this extent I am in accord with the views expressed by Deputy Ryan and Deputy Desmond, that we regard the British action in connection with the three bo...More Button

——fundamentally the Government regard this issue as political rather than legal and do not think it should be approached in a legalistic manner. At all times we must bear in mind that anything we do ...More Button


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