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O'Donovan, Patrick

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

It is important to state I represent a constitutency, with Deputy Niall Collins, in which the Shannon story started in a much different format with sea planes and flying boats. Since then under ma...More Button

The proposal brought forward by the Government, as the Minister said, relates not only to Shannon Airport but also to Shannon Development.More Button

I have said previously in the context of the new Limerick local authorities being established that there needs to be an examination of the lands owned by Shannon Development in advance of this new ...More Button

There might be no planes landing anywhere unless something is done.More Button

There is no doubt there is a perception in County Limerick that we have been at a disadvantage by virtue of the fact we are outside the IDA Ireland loop in attracting foreign direct investment an...More Button

Regarding Shannon Airport's strategic location, there are opportunities for expansion. For a long number of years, the airport has had a strong attachment to transatlantic routes. In the recent...More Button

I worked in the Shannon Free Zone for several years in an industry very closely related to the airport. I could see the impact transatlantic, domestic, British and European routes had on the loc...More Button

All parties will acknowledge that the region has been disproportionately affected over the past several years in the structures of its local governance, local authorities and a whole clatter of o...More Button

I support this motion. I am a Deputy from the mid-west region and it is critical Shannon Airport is given the independence it so badly craves.More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if there is provision being made under the Mental Capacity Bill to take account of the nomination form as per section 21 of the 1997 Credit Union Act.More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Limerick will receive a disadvantaged area payment. More Button

Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: if a decision will be made as a matter of urgency in relation to the inclusion or otherwise of a condition (details supplied) under the long term illness scheme in the Health Service Executive West...More Button

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to bring forward a sports capital grant programme for the period 2013/2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he brings forward a sports capital grant programme for the period 2013/2014, if he will consider prioritising the applications of the unsuccessful organisations for the sport capital grant progr...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the number of applications made for the sports capital grant programme 2012 from Limerick; the numbers of applications that were awarded to the sports capital grant and the names and number that we...More Button