Finucane, Michael

Thursday, 29 June 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 522 No. 4

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Harbours (Amendment) Bill, 2000 [ Seanad ] : Committee Stage.

I move amendment No. 2: In page 6, between lines 24 and 25, to insert the following: “(d) Where, for the purpose of honouring the terms and conditions of office of existing harbour masters transferred...More Button

Does the Minister of State agree that if two entities, each with a harbour master, are merged one harbour master must be undermined? The Shannon Estuary Ports Company does not have a chief executive w...More Button

I did not say this person would not have a job. I was speaking about the terms and conditions of the job. However, I see no point in arguing the pros and cons of this matter indefinitely. Amendment, b...More Button

I move amendment No. 3: In page 6, before section 2, to insert the following new section: “2.–Limerick County Council shall nominate three local authority members to be Directors of the new port compa...More Button

On the basis of what the Minister has said in regard to investigating the situation, I will not press the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

I move amendment No. 7: In page 7, before section 4, to insert the following new section: “4.–The name of the amalgamated Foynes Port Company and the Shannon Estuary Ports Company shall be the Foynes ...More Button

The Minister has said the two advisory boards will discuss the matter with the implementation body and it is acceptable that they should decide on the title. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

I move amendment No. 8: In page 7, before section 4, to insert the following new section: “4.–The transferee company formed by the amalgamation of Foynes Port Company and the Shannon Estuary Ports Com...More Button

I lobbied the Minister on the issue.More Button

I am aware that when the Minister made his announcement on 26 March in the Ryan Hotel, he was quite definitive in announcing that Foynes would be the headquarters. I am aware of his clarity during Pri...More Button

I support the amendment. I know there will be a focus on the development of the estuary in terms of marketing, but the organisations such as Shannon Development, the IDA and others in the area may fee...More Button

I thank the Minister for his kind wishes. It is ironic that I should leave this post with this Bill. I wish the new board bon voyage when it takes office with the merged entity of Foynes Port Company ...More Button


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