O'Meara, Kathleen

Wednesday, 20 April 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 180 No. 2

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Maritime Safety Bill 2004: Committee Stage.

I move amendment No.14: In page 7, line 12, to delete “1994” and substitute “2004”. I thank the Minister of State and his officials for accepting this amendment and for supplying us with the extensive...More Button

I move amendment No. 15: In page 7, line 36, to delete “at least 2.5 metres in length and”. My comments on amendment No. 14 could also be applied in respect of this amendment.More Button

I move amendment 16: In page 8, subsection (1), line 6, to delete “may” and substitute “shall”. This is a small amendment, the purpose of which is to delete the word “may” and substitute the word “sha...More Button

I will consider what the Minister of State has said, and will withdraw the amendment, although I may reconsider the matter on Report Stage.More Button

I move amendment No. 17: In page 8, subsection (1), lines 6 and 7, to delete “regulating or controlling the operation of craft”. This is a drafting amendment. My understanding is that the words “regul...More Button

In light of what the Minister of State said, I will give him time to consider the amendment for Report Stage.More Button

I welcome the amendment.More Button

I move amendment No. 21: In page 8, subsection (1), between lines 31 and 32, to insert the following paragraph: “(v) such other matters as in the opinion of the authority concerned are ancillary or re...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his response. I will consider what he said between now and Report Stage.More Button

I welcome the inclusion of these new sections in the legislation. One would think it was unnecessary to legislate for unseaworthy vessels. However, in light of recent high-profile experiences it is ne...More Button

I thank the Minister for clarifying the matter and thank Senator Kenneally for raising it. I was concerned as to whether the measure contained in this legislation was as rigorous as that available und...More Button

How will these provisions be enforced, particularly late at night? I know of stops along the Shannon used by pleasure craft with public houses nearby. It is quite common for people to get off the boat...More Button

Is a member of the Garda Síochána automatically an authorised person?More Button

This is a substantial and comprehensive amendment. Does the term “pleasure craft” include jet skis?More Button

The new section 33 inserted by the amendment will regulate jet skis. I am particularly interested in the section which will give the Minister power to make regulations providing that the use of a plea...More Button

I agree with the point raised by Senator O’Toole regarding the registration of boats. It appears to make considerable sense in the context of the new structure of regulation around matters such as saf...More Button

No.More Button

State Airports: Motion.

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Hazardous Waste.

I thank the Cathaoirleach for allowing me raise this matter again. I have raised it on a number of previous occasions but the context is now considerably altered. The Minister for Communications, Mari...More Button

Indeed there is.More Button

I thank the Cathaoirleach. At present, the community is awaiting the decision of the Minister on the rehabilitation plans. If Mogul does not take this on, who will? I know from my dealings with the De...More Button


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