Howard, Michael

Wednesday, 10 November 1993

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 138 No. 3

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Irish Aviation Authority Bill, 1993: Committee Stage.

I have a few questions on this section. My first question may appear frivolous but it is not in reality. This Bill intreprets and defines what words mean and in page 7, “aircraft” is defined as “a ma...More Button

A hovercraft only?More Button

I accept what the Minister said. I want to move on to the subject of the authorised officer. There are four categories defined in the Bill. I want the Minister to explain what function or role he e...More Button

Section 2 is long. In the Bill “State aerodromes” means Cork Airport, Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport and “State aerodromes” shall be construed accordingly. I have been unable to find a definitio...More Button

The Minister spoke about seaplanes and regional airports. Where in the Bill are these categories of airport mentioned? We refer to three State aerodromes. I have no objection to the reply the Minist...More Button

The Minister is suggesting that we wait until we get to section 60 to find——More Button

All I am saying is that, since we are enacting legislation, we should know that. It would be reasonable for any person to assume that it is covered. I was simply seeking guidance as to where I would ...More Button

The section states that: Every order or regulation made by the Minister or the company under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a res...More Button

I support Senator Magner's observation. We should not conclude debate on this section so easily. I am concerned with the Minister's response. We are given a separate and distinct role as a House of...More Button

The Minister can give a more considered response shortly. When we returned from the summer recess we were confronted with a number of papers, totalling around 150 or 180 pages. I was very concerned a...More Button

I move amendment No. 1:More Button

I am not impressed by the Minister's fancy footwork. Last week he was very clear that the designation of an area for any headquarters was never in legislation. Now, because from personal experience ...More Button

I am a little confused by Senator Daly's contribution. There are three aspects about which I am not clear. First, he did not have the benefit of being here for the discussion up to now——More Button

Thank you, Sir, and may I say you are most helpful.More Button

I was concerned about a misunderstanding. Senator Daly is a colleague from my county and I do not want any misunderstandings to arise between us. It is not true to say that this amendment was tabled...More Button

The Minister — I recall this for Senator Daly — was given adequate notice of the desire of my party and I to locate the headquarters of the company at Shannon. I encouraged the Minister to make that ...More Button

I sympathise with him because there was nobody to carry the banner for Clare around the RDS.More Button

Have a new set of regulations been issued to Members who sit in the Chair? I ask because we have been treated to a régime to which I have no objection, although it is different from what we have expe...More Button

Section 14 deals with the objects of the company. The object detailed in paragraph (a) is to give effect to the Annexes of the Chicago Convention specified in the Schedule except in so far as they re...More Button

I have no problem with the maintenance, repair and modification of aircraft or parts and materials for aircraft. However, is the Minister seriously suggesting that we are on the threshold of designing...More Button

This is an important section of the Bill and deals with the general duty of the company. I wish to refer to certain points raised such as the duty of the company “to conduct its affairs so as to ens...More Button

Refugee Protection (No. 2) Bill, 1993: Second Stage.

I wish to share my time with Senator Ross.More Button

I am disappointed by the Minister's speech as it bears no relation to reality. He talked about the situation confronting potential refugees in this country as being “user-friendly”. Ask any unfortun...More Button


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