Dáil debates

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Implications of Brexit for Irish Ports: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]

 

The following motion was moved by Deputy Robert Troy on Wednesday, 11 July 2018:

Debate resumed on amendment No. 2:

- (Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport).

1:20 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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I must deal with a postponed division on amendment No. 2, in the name of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, to the motion on the implications of Brexit for Irish ports. Yesterday, on the question, "That the amendment be made," a division was claimed. In accordance with Standing Order 70(2), that division must be taken now.

Amendment put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 46; Níl, 82; Staon, 2.


Tellers: Tá, Deputies Joe McHugh and Tony McLoughlin; Níl, Deputies Michael Moynihan and John Lahart.

Maria Bailey, Seán Barrett, Pat Breen, Colm Brophy, Richard Bruton, Peter Burke, Catherine Byrne, Seán Canney, Ciarán Cannon, Joe Carey, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Michael Creed, Michael D'Arcy, Jim Daly, John Deasy, Pat Deering, Regina Doherty, Andrew Doyle, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Peter Fitzpatrick, Charles Flanagan, John Halligan, Simon Harris, Martin Heydon, Seán Kyne, Josepha Madigan, Helen McEntee, Finian McGrath, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Kevin Moran, Eoghan Murphy, Denis Naughten, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Kate O'Connell, Patrick O'Donovan, John Paul Phelan, Michael Ring, Shane Ross, David Stanton, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone.

Níl

Gerry Adams, Bobby Aylward, Mick Barry, Richard Boyd Barrett, John Brady, John Brassil, Declan Breathnach, Tommy Broughan, James Browne, Pat Buckley, Joan Burton, Mary Butler, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Dara Calleary, Pat Casey, Jack Chambers, Lisa Chambers, Michael Collins, Niall Collins, Catherine Connolly, Ruth Coppinger, Barry Cowen, Seán Crowe, David Cullinane, John Curran, Pearse Doherty, Timmy Dooley, Dessie Ellis, Martin Ferris, Michael Fitzmaurice, Seán Fleming, Kathleen Funchion, Pat Gallagher, Noel Grealish, Danny Healy-Rae, Séamus Healy, Brendan Howlin, Billy Kelleher, Alan Kelly, Gino Kenny, John Lahart, James Lawless, Catherine Martin, Charlie McConalogue, Mattie McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Denise Mitchell, Michael Moynihan, Imelda Munster, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Catherine Murphy, Eugene Murphy, Paul Murphy, Carol Nolan, Darragh O'Brien, Jonathan O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, Willie O'Dea, Kevin O'Keeffe, Fiona O'Loughlin, Louise O'Reilly, Frank O'Rourke, Jan O'Sullivan, Eoin Ó Broin, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Éamon Ó Cuív, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Maurice Quinlivan, Brendan Ryan, Eamon Ryan, Eamon Scanlon, Seán Sherlock, Róisín Shortall, Brendan Smith, Bríd Smith, Niamh Smyth, Brian Stanley, Peadar Tóibín, Robert Troy.

Staon

Maureen O'Sullivan, Thomas Pringle.

Amendment declared lost.

1:30 pm

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein)
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I move amendment No. 1:

To delete all words after “calls on the Government to” and substitute the following:“— commit to the urgent completion of the A5 Dublin-Derry road project;

— commit to the Narrow Water Bridge to link the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth with the Mourne District in County Down;

— increase funding for a Brexit-ready all-island approach to tourism;

— increase funding to Waterways Ireland for the maintenance and development of the Barrow navigation, the Erne system, the Grand Canal, the Lower Bann, the Royal Canal, the Shannon-Erne waterway and the Shannon navigation;

— promote the development of ports that are of regional significance including Sligo, Killybegs and Galway;

— encourage investment in regional airports, which while boosting the connectivity of peripheral regions would also benefit the local economy and tourism of these areas;

— work to establish strategic development zones around regional airports of critical sizes;

— prioritise road and rail connections in line with the ambitions of regional airports to realise the post-Brexit strategic potential of these airports in rural and peripheral areas;

— conduct a strategic review of rail access to Rosslare Europort to allow the port reach its full potential;

— deepen a berth at Rosslare Europort from 7 metres to 9 metres, where feasible, in accordance with the European Union habitats directive, to allow the port to realise its potential as a strategic asset supporting regional exports and tourism;

— explore the feasibility of the deepening of the Port of Waterford and exploit its commercial potential as a load-on load-off port;

— make the completion of the Limerick-Rosslare road a priority;

— develop a regional transport hub that aligns road, rail and port infrastructure, maximises use of both ports (Rosslare and Waterford), ensures completion of the Enniscorthy and New Ross bypass, and makes improvements to the N24 to greatly improve the Limerick to Waterford road corridor;

— create an independent port authority for Rosslare Europort with a mandate to develop the range and business activity at the port;

— provide funding to all regional airports for necessary development works;

— facilitate funding for the port access northern cross route in Drogheda; and

— invest in health and housing, as a healthy and sustainable social infrastructure is essential to ensure that the State is ready to deal with all post-Brexit scenarios.”

Amendment put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 40; Níl, 88; Staon, 1.


Tellers: Tá, Deputies Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Denise Mitchell; Níl, Deputies Michael Moynihan and John Lahart.

Gerry Adams, Mick Barry, Richard Boyd Barrett, John Brady, Tommy Broughan, Pat Buckley, Joan Burton, Catherine Connolly, Ruth Coppinger, Seán Crowe, David Cullinane, Pearse Doherty, Dessie Ellis, Martin Ferris, Michael Fitzmaurice, Kathleen Funchion, Séamus Healy, Brendan Howlin, Alan Kelly, Gino Kenny, Denise Mitchell, Imelda Munster, Catherine Murphy, Paul Murphy, Carol Nolan, Jonathan O'Brien, Louise O'Reilly, Jan O'Sullivan, Eoin Ó Broin, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Thomas Pringle, Maurice Quinlivan, Brendan Ryan, Seán Sherlock, Róisín Shortall, Bríd Smith, Brian Stanley, Peadar Tóibín.

Níl

Bobby Aylward, Maria Bailey, Seán Barrett, John Brassil, Declan Breathnach, Pat Breen, Colm Brophy, James Browne, Richard Bruton, Peter Burke, Mary Butler, Catherine Byrne, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Dara Calleary, Seán Canney, Ciarán Cannon, Joe Carey, Pat Casey, Jack Chambers, Lisa Chambers, Michael Collins, Niall Collins, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Barry Cowen, Michael Creed, John Curran, Michael D'Arcy, Jim Daly, John Deasy, Pat Deering, Regina Doherty, Timmy Dooley, Andrew Doyle, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Peter Fitzpatrick, Seán Fleming, Pat Gallagher, Noel Grealish, John Halligan, Simon Harris, Danny Healy-Rae, Martin Heydon, Billy Kelleher, Seán Kyne, John Lahart, James Lawless, Josepha Madigan, Catherine Martin, Charlie McConalogue, Helen McEntee, Finian McGrath, Mattie McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Kevin Moran, Michael Moynihan, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Eoghan Murphy, Eugene Murphy, Denis Naughten, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Darragh O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, Kate O'Connell, Willie O'Dea, Patrick O'Donovan, Kevin O'Keeffe, Fiona O'Loughlin, Frank O'Rourke, Éamon Ó Cuív, John Paul Phelan, Michael Ring, Shane Ross, Eamon Ryan, Eamon Scanlon, Brendan Smith, Niamh Smyth, David Stanton, Robert Troy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone.

Staon

Maureen O'Sullivan.

Amendment declared lost.

Motion put and declared carried.

Sitting suspended at 1.35 p.m. and resumed at 2.15 p.m.