Thursday, 21 June 2012
Statute Law Revision Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second and Subsequent Stages
Seán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
The Statute Law Revision Bill is very interesting and made entertaining reading. One sees some historical things, which one does not see anymore, and one could spend a lot of time going back over all the Acts mentioned. This Bill is more than an essential exercise in repealing outdated legislation prior to Independence in 1922 and ensures the law helps rather than hinders citizens. It also provides a fascinating glimpse into the historical motives and objectives of the legislative process while containing dozens of Acts of Parliament relating to County Galway, or I should say Galway and south Mayo.