Seanad debates

Thursday, 11 March 2010

2:00 pm

Photo of John CurranJohn Curran (Minister of State, Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Minister of State, Department of Education and Science; Minister of State with special responsibility for Integration and Community, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Dublin Mid West, Fianna Fail)

The Senator said he was disappointed that no containers were trading directly between Ireland and the United States. We would all like to see development of our trade in that regard. It is expected there will be a two-year extension to the 2012 deadline which will allow an opportunity to address the issue, in particular given the fact that 100% scanning is not being achieved in areas where it should be.

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