Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to oireachtas.ie

Munster, Imelda

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Public Transport

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the measures he plans to put in place in order to tackle the increasing number of attacks on the public transport network; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

What measures does the Minister intend to put in place in order to tackle the ever-increasing number of attacks occurring on the public transport network? There were reports in the media that the ...More Button

As the Minister is aware, public transport companies are already under-resourced and need additional support from the Government to deal with this. It is my understanding it costs Iarnród Éireann ...More Button

The additional funding is welcome. Is Iarnród Éireann satisfied it is sufficient to bring about an effective deterrent and curb the rise in anti-social behaviour? Are the unions satisfied that th...More Button

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018: Second Stage (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. Dublin Airport is experiencing something of a boom currently, with record passenger numbers year on year. A second runway is due to be in operatio...More Button

We find ourselves in a frankly ridiculous situation, thanks to the Minister. In order to give effect to EU Regulation 598/2014, a noise regulator must be appointed to Dublin Airport. Because th...More Button

Now we have missed the EU deadline and we are currently in breach of EU law. We have a contract awarded to build a new runway and no noise regulator is in place. The Government is, therefore, t...More Button

The Government has decided that Fingal County Council is the best option for a noise regulator. It appears that this decision has been taken because the council would be in a position to take up...More Button

The Irish Aviation Authority (Amendment) Bill 2017 was at the committee for pre-legislative scrutiny and has not been seen or heard of since. Will the Minister say when we might see that Bill? ...More Button

It is very poor form to try to hammer this legislation through the Dáil; we need to do this properly. Fingal County Council has been identified for reasons of convenience - that is exactly what it...More Button

We have an obvious issue with the conflict of interest at the council. The council collects rates from the airport and will now be responsible for noise regulation and decision-making around fli...More Button

Some 85% of air traffic in this State comes through Dublin Airport. It is essential that the airport not be subject to regulatory uncertainty. However, the solution is not to implement an inapp...More Button