Lenihan, Patrick J.

Tuesday, 14 March 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 259 No. 10

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tourist Industry.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 7, 8 and 9 together. I am informed by Bord Fáilte that since September, 1971, the board have intensified and expanded their m...More Button

We started this in September, 1971, with the appointment of a new manager for Europe for Bord Fáilte and since then an area agent has been appointed for Italy. He will work from Rome and will cover I...More Button

Yes. All the funds we can make available are being made available for this effort because it is the one area which looks outstandingly promising. On the continent of Europe there is an understanding...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - US Air Lines Landing Rights.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 10 and 11 together. I would refer the Deputy to my reply to his questions of 25th January, 1972. I do not propose to make any...More Button

Of course; they are continuing talks.More Button

First, I take no responsibility for a newspaper report and, secondly, there is a clear distinction between formal negotiations as such and informal discussions that are continuing all the time between...More Button

I cannot say at this stage.More Button

To date, 13 applications have been received from US charter airlines to carry affinity charter groups from the US into Shannon in 1972. Six of these flights have already been authorised. Permission ...More Button

Yes.More Button

The only applications we are not granting are for those places from which Aer Lingus flights operate—Chicago, Boston and New York. Outside those cases, provided the bona fides are all right, we are a...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fishguard-Rosslare Sailings.

My Department maintains liaison with all the transport companies operating to and from Ireland and there have been consultations and exchanges of information with British Rail, both directly and throu...More Button

I share the Deputy's anxiety about the comments that were made and I am investigating the matter fully.More Button

I want to have the matter fully investigated first.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Report on CIE.

Consultation with interests concerned in regard to the McKinsey Report on CIE is still in progress. When this consultation has been completed, the recommendations in the report will be considered by ...More Button

Yes, because there are legislative changes involved in any decisions we make on foot of the report.More Button

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I have sent out a global invitation to everyone who wants to discuss the matter. So far the trade unions have been the only people who have offered to come and I shall meet a deputation from the uni...More Button

They are very welcome to come if they wish.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - EEC Railway Proposals.

The proposals designed to give financial and managerial autonomy to railway companies. which came before the Council of Ministers at its meeting on 3rd December, 1971, were preliminary proposals submi...More Button

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We have received various items of information about it. In fact we are in continuous touch. The latest communication was only on 13th March.More Button

I have it now in front of me, dated 13th March. I shall show it to the Deputy if he wishes.More Button

There have been consultations in areas of mutual interest but the final document has just come to hand. In case the Deputy is running away with something, the whole Common Market transport policy is ...More Button

I have it in front of me and I shall be glad to give it to the Deputy.More Button

I shall certainly do that.More Button

That is not true, Deputy.More Button

I just said it was not true.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Paris Agricultural Show.

We have to be in the EEC to get full satisfaction.More Button

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