Cooney, Patrick Mark

Thursday, 17 December 1981

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 96 No. 16

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Merchant Shipping Bill, 1981: Second Stage.

The main object of the Bill is to enable Ireland to ratify the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974. This convention is the fifth in a line of conventions on safety of life at...More Button

I would like to thank the Senators who have spoken. It is, of course, a very desirable measure. There is some significance in the fact that the convention which is of such long standing has only now...More Button

Merchant Shipping Bill, 1981: Committee and Final Stages.

I am not sure what the Senator's worry is. It is a bit difficult to bring this in under section 3. There is no suggestion that anything in this Bill or our adherence to these international conventio...More Button

There is a certain apparent contradiction within the spirit of the Bill and this exemption. But it was designed to avoid hardship and not to avoid inhibiting mariners in coming into our territorial w...More Button

It is not new in the sense that the Garda will be enforcing the law. But it is a new branch of law for them to enforce. Question put and agreed to. Sections 8 to 14, inclusive, agreed to. SECTION 15. ...More Button

I take the point. It would, of course, be desirable to do as the Senator suggests with regard to all these Acts stretching back over such a long period. But that is quite a formidable task for an ove...More Button

I sympathise with the Senator. We like to keep the King James version of the statute. Question put and agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill reported without amendment, received for final consideration an...More Button


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