Dáil debates

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Questions on Promised Legislation


12:50 pm

Photo of Eamon ScanlonEamon Scanlon (Sligo-Leitrim, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

Like Deputy Tony McLoughlin, I have been contacted by people about this issue. A constituent of mine invested €200,000 in a boat to ferry people to the island. There has never been an accident in the course of tourists visiting the island, nor has anybody been hurt. The landing area on Inishmurray is safer than that on Skellig Michael. It is wrong that people are being prevented from earning a living and that tourists cannot visit the island. Many American tourists whose families used to live on the island visit it while on holidays.


Tomás Lally
Posted on 20 Apr 2018 11:11 am (Report this comment)

When CIB was requested to produce documentation regarding "the requirements of the Comptroller and Auditor General" at the Joint Oireachtas Committee (JOC) they failed to produce any.
The JOC in its comprehensive report found no evidence of governance issues which would provide a rationale for this restructuring.
As someone who has worked for almost two decades in this area, my view is that this costly restructuring will not work, it will erode the independence of services, this restructuring is about control nothing else.
I would urge Deputy Coveney to consult with CIS's in his own constituency which are currently being restructured and find out how 'seamless' the transition is!
However, I do welcome Deputy Coveney's openness to engagements regarding whether this restructuring is going to work.

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