Seanad debates

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Inland Waterways: Statements


12:05 pm

Photo of Jim WalshJim Walsh (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I ask the Minister to examine the imposition of regulations which could impact negatively on the use of the river and try to facilitate the slow-moving heritage barges, some of which have been attracted to New Ross in the past few years because of the marina. They are very slow-moving and some of them will spend a number of days at their destination. I ask the Minister to re-examine that issue and ensure the policy will encourage greater use, which is needed, of such a valuable national amenity.

I thank the Acting Chairman for his forbearance.


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