Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage
I thank my officials for their work over recent months and years. I thank all the Senators who have contributed to the debates in this House, particularly Senators Higgins, Ruane, Warfield and Paul Daly. My colleagues have also contributed. It is likely that a number of amendments on this contentious issue, which has been the subject of national debate over many years, will be brought forward in the Dáil at a future time. The proposal to reconfigure the network by including State-owned lands is a positive one that has been warmly received by turf cutters and small landowners. I welcome the work that has been done by Senators on this Bill.