Reynolds, Gerry

Thursday, 5 July 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 401 No. 2

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Shannon Navigation Bill, 1990: Committee Stage.

I agree with everything my colleague, Deputy Nealon, said. The Minister is aware of the situation pertaining to Lough Allen and the canal. I know he visited the area a few weeks ago. It would be a gr...More Button

I, too, am gratified to hear that the Lough Allen canal is incorporated in the Shannon navigation. It is essential that this area is made navigable. This year alone, about 250 cruising boats for hire...More Button

I agree with the amendment because concerns were expressed locally about fish life when the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell canal is navigable. Seemingly there were suggestions that canals in England — befor...More Button

I support what Deputy Boylan has said on section 6. During their time the drainage committee have done tremendous work. The Minister must take into consideration that the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell pro...More Button

How much was it?More Button

If £5,000 were made available it would not fund the work needed. Needless to say, £5,000 was not made available. If this happens in the context of the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell canal land will be flo...More Button

The Deputy was shouting.More Button

Is there any legislative way in which a sum of money could be made available for the catchment area of the canal? Experience of drainage within local authority areas in recent years — as has been hig...More Button


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