Written Answers. - Coastal Areas Management.

Tuesday, 4 February 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 415 No. 3

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  143.  Mr. Gilmore  Information on Eamon Gilmore  Zoom on Eamon Gilmore   asked the Minister for the Environment  Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon   if, in view of the serious damage caused to beaches by motorcyclists and motorists, he will consider amending legislation to strengthen the powers to deal with these activities, especially in view of the damage being caused to natural amenities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Miss Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  The Environmental Protection Agency Bill, 1990 provides for the strengthening of penalties for breaches of by-laws made under the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 as to the seashore and use thereof. Provision is also being made for the agency to give information, advice or make recommendations to local authorities in relation to the management of coastal areas for the purpose of environmental protection.

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