Other Questions. - Vehicle Regulations.
An initial consultation process has been completed with regard to the possible reintroduction of a maximum height for vehicles in use in a public place. My Department will now prepare an initial draft...
The consultations on the draft regulations will be completed by May.
This will represent a reintroduction of regulations. Regulations were in place up to the early 1990s but were allowed to lapse by the manufacturers. Various groups have opposed the reintroduction of ...
The report in a Sunday newspaper that the Deputy refers to was totally incorrect. A report was commissioned by the Dublin Port Authority and funded by Dublin City Council—
The findings of the report were selectively leaked, unfortunately.
Yes, the intention is that all trucks will conform with the regulations once they are introduced.
The Government is determined that once the port tunnel is finished, no trucks will—
It is anticipated that when the port tunnel is finished, no trucks will be allowed into the city centre.
That is what is anticipated by Dublin City Council and—
Yes. We will regulate for smaller trucks. The only EU directive on this provides that trucks be restricted to a height of four metres. The port tunnel accommodates trucks of a height of 4.65 metres an...
Yes. As I have pointed out, various individuals have problems with the regulations to be introduced. However, we already have regulations for different types of transport permits that are granted by l...
There will be trucks, naturally, that will exceed 4.9 metres.
No. Permits are currently in place to allow flexibility for such vehicles.
Under the regulations, all trucks will be able to avail of the tunnel. There are certain height restrictions in different—
I would imagine that trucks, particularly foreign trucks, will be barred if they do not conform with the new regulations.
Written Answers - Air Services.
I would refer the Deputy to my announcement on the 19 February 2003. Air services resumed on the Donegal/Dublin route on Monday, 3 March 2003. Question No. 458 answered with Question No. 159