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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 809 No. 3

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Question put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 46; Níl, 89.

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Information on Grealish, Noel.   Zoom on Grealish, Noel.   Grealish, Noel. Information on Creighton, Lucinda.   Zoom on Creighton, Lucinda.   Creighton, Lucinda.
Information on Halligan, John.   Zoom on Halligan, John.   Halligan, John. Information on Daly, Jim.   Zoom on Daly, Jim.   Daly, Jim.
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Information on Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín.   Zoom on Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín.   Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín. Information on Flanagan, Charles.   Zoom on Flanagan, Charles.   Flanagan, Charles.
Information on Ó Fearghaíl, Seán.   Zoom on Ó Fearghaíl, Seán.   Ó Fearghaíl, Seán. Information on Griffin, Brendan.   Zoom on Griffin, Brendan.   Griffin, Brendan.
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Tellers: Tá, Deputies Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Jonathan O'Brien; Níl, Deputies Emmet Stagg and Paul Kehoe.

Question declared lost.

Message from Seanad

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Michael Kitt Zoom on Michael Kitt Seanad Éireann has passed the Further Education and Training Bill 2013, without amendment.

Estimates for Public Services 2013: Message from Select Committee

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Michael Kitt Zoom on Michael Kitt The Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade has completed its consideration of the following Revised Estimates for the Public Services for the year ending 31 December 2013 - Votes 27 and 28.

Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

  Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Michael Kitt Zoom on Michael Kitt The next speaker is Deputy Halligan, whom I understand is sharing time with Deputy Pringle. Is that agreed? Agreed.

Deputy John Halligan: Information on John Halligan Zoom on John Halligan In essence, I welcome the Bill. In 2003, the taxi sector was deregulated. In terms of how this was done, it was an abject and total failure. I accept that at the time there were too few taxis in some areas, particularly Dublin. However, this was not relevant to other parts of the country, particularly rural areas. Under the new system anybody who wanted to could apply for a taxi licence. Most of those who applied for a licence were unemployed. The introduction of deregulation led to conflict between local authorities. For example, there were so many taxis in Waterford and in other areas the number of ranks available was insufficient.

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