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Ellis, Dessie

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

My colleagues and I support the amendment to the motion. When the Government announced that Shannon Airport was to be separated from the Dublin Airport Authority, I gave the proposal a cautious we...More Button

The current plan, unfortunately, does not meet any of these requirements. It is based on a very rosy appraisal of the current economic climate and Shannon Airport's potential for growth in both ...More Button

The major problem with the Government's plan is that the stripping of Aer Rianta International from the airport could potentially leave Shannon Airport in serious trouble. Aer Rianta Internation...More Button

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Leo Varadkar, has indicated that there is no way debts can be cancelled and Shannon Airport allowed to hold on to Aer Rianta International. ...More Button

I do not wish to make little of the efforts of those involved in planning for the future of Shannon Airport. The plan for Shannon is laudable in its ambition and I very much hope it is successful....More Button

I am thankful that plans to privatise Shannon Airport have not been put forward. Some have argued for competition between our airports but these people do not argue in the interest of the people...More Button

This can be seen in the removal of Aer Rianta International, which I see as the setting up of Shannon for a fall that will lead ultimately to it coming into private hands. Shannon is not just an a...More Button

They will all be privatised.More Button

We will see it in the future.More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Traveller Community Issues

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to introduce legislation to recognise Traveller ethnicity; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to introduce comprehensive family law reforms that will provide for children being parented by lesbian or gay couples.More Button

Ministerial Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the amount former Minister Roisín Shortall TD was paid in severance when she stood down as Minister.More Button

Road Projects Contracts

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide an update in the motorway maintenance and renewals contract put out to tender by the National Roads Authority in April 2012; when the successful companies will be announced; the ...More Button

Public Bike Schemes

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the time frame for the roll out of the Dublin bike scheme in the Dublin 11 and Dublin 9 areas and the details of the scheme in those areas.More Button