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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Control of River Shannon Flow.

Tuesday, 25 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 1

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Dr. Gibbons: Information on Hugh Gibbons Zoom on Hugh Gibbons asked the Minister for Finance (i) how many sluice gates, weirs or other devices there are on the Shannon helping to control its flow, (ii) how many have (a) full time caretakers, and (b) part time caretakers, and (iii) how many are equipped with telephone communication.

Mr. J. Gibbons: Information on James M. Gibbons Zoom on James M. Gibbons For navigation purposes or for electricity generating purposes the flow of the River Shannon [26] is controlled by weirs or sluice barrages at seven sites. At two of the sites on the upper reaches of the river there are part-time caretakers and at the remaining five the caretakers are full-time. There are telephones at four of the sites.

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