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Written Answers - Harbours and Piers

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 435.  Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  if he will issue a directive to all local authorities in the country asking them to ensure that no new proposed harbour by-laws would take away from the traditional use of our piers and harbours, such as swimming, fishing activities, switching berths and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16843/12]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan The Harbours Act 1996 provides for the making of harbour bye-laws, and section 89(3)(a) provides that local authorities may make bye-laws in respect of harbours under their control or management to the same extent as any other body under the Harbours Act. The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport is the appropriate Minister for the purpose of this legislation.

I have no function in the matter.

Question No. 436 answered with Question No. 433.


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