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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cross-Border Motor Tourists.

Wednesday, 29 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 10

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Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy Zoom on Robert Molloy asked the Taoiseach the number of cross-Border motoring tourists who entered the Republic between 1st May 1965 and 22nd June, 1965, and between 1st May 1966 and 22nd June 1966.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach (Mr. Carty): Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty The particulars requested by the Deputy are not available.

The only short-term particulars available in respect of inward cross-border motor traffic relate to the total number of private motor vehicles (including motor-cycles etc.) which entered the State through the land frontier posts. For the seven weeks ended 19th June, 1966 the total was 1,275,000 motor vehicles as compared with 1,107,000 motor vehicles in the corresponding period of 1965. These figures relate to all private motor vehicles including these registered in the State. It has been estimated that approximately two-thirds of those vehicles were not registered in the State.

Mr. Harte: Information on Patrick D. Harte Zoom on Patrick D. Harte They did not come across to buy cheap petrol either.

Question No. 4 postponed.


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