Barry, Peter

Thursday, 26 July 1973

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 267 No. 12

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Finance Bill, 1973: Committee Stage (Resumed).

The Deputy provided the answer to that by hiring an Austin Princess.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Worker Participation.

While no formal proposals as such have come before the semi-State bodies under the aegis of my Department towards the introduction of worker participation in decision making, nevertheless many of the ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Dublin Airport Landing Rights.

The designation of the US airline to exercise landing rights at Dublin is a matter for the US Civil Aeronautics Board. I am not aware that the board have yet taken a decision.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Duty Free Shops.

For 1972-73 the turnover in the Shannon duty-free shop, including the mail order department, was £3,781,000. For the same period the turnover in the Dublin Airport duty-free shop was £261,077.More Button

For the previous year, at Shannon the figure was £3,686,000; for Dublin, the figure was £218,000.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Airbus Service.

I am informed by Aer Lingus that they have no proposals to acquire the European Airbus (A 300 B) at present. I am not aware of any proposal by the other carriers serving Ireland to introduce this air...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Shannon Airport Strike.

I am aware of no grounds for holding a public inquiry into this dispute. I may add that the terms on which the men resumed work provided for the carrying out of an examination of the level of staffin...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Air Service to Strasbourg.

I am informed by Aer Lingus that the demand for travel to/from Strasbourg is very low and would not sustain regular scheduled services. The company see no prospect of operating such services to that ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - County Donegal Airport.

The heavy investment in a State airport in Donegal with necessary aeronautical facilities and the high cost of operation would not be justified by the prospective traffic and in view of the heavy Exch...More Button

I would be sympathetic to the siting of an aerodrome in Donegal but this would come under the aegis of the Department of Finance who would be primarily responsible. I do not think it would be possibl...More Button

I am not aware that approaches were made to my Department in that regard. I see that Deputy Harte had a question to the Minister for Transport and Power in 1968 about it.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Night Flying Over Cities.

There are no statutory regulations governing night flying over cities. For many years past, Aer Rianta at the request of my Department, have actively discouraged the night flying of jet aircraft at Du...More Button

They were chartered flights I am sure. Normally it would be during the months of June and September. I have not got the figure here for how many flights have come in, but my recollection is that it ...More Button

I do not know about 2 o'clock this morning, but my understanding is that no planes are flying in and out of Dublin Airport after 1 a.m.More Button

I answered that in my reply.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Tourist Industry.

I have been informed by Bord Fáilte that the implications for the Irish tourist industry of the fall in the value of the US dollar will depend on the reactions of the potential American visitors to Eu...More Button

While the Tourist Traffic Acts do not provide for the registration with Bord Fáilte of individual seaside bungalows or chalets, I am informed by the board that the regional tourism organisations, in c...More Button

If there is overcharging for registered accommodation the person who has been over-charged should make a complaint to the local tourist organisation and they will investigate it for him.More Button

Bord Fáilte estimate that visitors to Ireland in May and June, 1973, totalled 88,600 and 115,800 respectively, an increase over 1972 of more than 7 per cent for each of these months. Figures for visi...More Button

I am informed by Bord Fáilte that results to date in 1973 and estimates for the remainder of the year suggest an increase of over 11 per cent in the total number of tourists to Ireland compared with 1...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Management Consultants.

McKinsey and Company are not engaged in any studies on behalf of my Department.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Anglo-Irish Tunnel Link.

There are no proposals under consideration for the construction of a tunnel linking this country with Great Britain.More Button

I do not think it is regrettable. My understanding is that the proposed tunnel between France and England between Folkstone and Calais, which is a distance of about 30 miles, will cost about £900 mil...More Button

I do not think it is even practicable to discuss it. The cost involved would be enormous and we could not afford it.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Provision of ESB Current.

I am informed by the ESB that the townlands in question are in the board's Donoughmore rural area which is due for development, under the final phase of the rural electrification programme, within the...More Button

I am informed by the ESB that they have received a small number of complaints from residents in Achill regarding the power supply in the area. These complaints have been investigated and arrangement...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Mobile Power Stations.

No. A considerable measure of security is provided by the number of generating stations in the ESB system and their wide dispersion throughout the country. In addition, standby electricity generators...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Oil Products Stockpile.

At the last stock taking date, 1st July, 1973, stocks were equivalent to over 100 days consumption. This includes the stocks held by the Gulf Oil Company at Bantry, which by agreement with the compan...More Button

As I said, we shall be obliged under EEC regulations to maintain 90 days consumption from 1st January, 1975. On 1st July of this year we had 100 days' supply for emergencies, which is more than we sh...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Free Port.

I have received no proposals for the establishment of Lough Swilly as a free port.More Button

I understand that this was examined on four or five occasions since the foundation of the State and on each occasion there was no support. On one occasion the answer that came back from an inter-depar...More Button

I appreciate that, but if the proposed oil refinery does go to Lough Swilly, I can say from some personal experience in my own part of the country, although it may generate extra shipping, certainly ...More Button

If I thought there was any future in it, I would certainly be willing to look at it.More Button

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