Written Answers. - Aer Rianta Powers.

Wednesday, 19 June 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 409 No. 10

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  80.  Mr. Clohessy  Information on Peadar Clohessy  Zoom on Peadar Clohessy   asked the Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications  Information on Seamus Brennan  Zoom on Seamus Brennan   if he will outline (1) the powers Aer Rianta have regarding the compulsory acquisition of land, (2) the circumstances under which these powers may be used and (3) the procedures which must be followed.

Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications (Mr. S. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan  Zoom on Seamus Brennan  Aer Rianta have no powers to acquire land compulsorily.

The Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1936, as amended by the Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1950, empowers the Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications to acquire land compulsorily for any purpose related to the development of civil aviation. The procedures which must be followed are set out in section 41 of the 1936 Act.


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