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Buckley, Pat

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Inland Waterways Maintenance

I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Kyne, for taking time out of his busy schedule. We are all busy.More Button

This issue has been ongoing for more than ten years but has now come to the fore. The River Blackwater is of considerable benefit, not just financially but also in terms of amenities, in Fermoy....More Button

Inland Waterways Maintenance (Continued)

The weir falling apart will have a detrimental effect on the migrating salmon, and the Blackwater is famous for salmon fishing.More Button

We have a very old rowing club based on one side of the weir. It dates back to the 1800s. Rowers from this club have rowed in the Olympics. They will lose their sports club. The weir dates ba...More Button

The biggest worry here is the economic impact, the tourism impact and the impact on sport. It will be lost forever. We are trying to promote sports, tourism and so on and I keep saying that, ev...More Button

It is bigger than our history of waterways, fishing, sport and the pride and beauty that we have in this country. The important thing is that we will lose a vital piece of our heritage in east C...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his honesty and his in-depth answer. It seems to be a bit endemic in certain areas that some people are, unfortunately, not doing their jobs and others are trying...More Button

I am very pleased with the in-depth answer because we are sometimes not told everything and I was not aware that somebody on the other side might not be pushing the boat - pardon the pun - far en...More Button