Seanad debates

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages


10:30 am

Photo of James BrowneJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail)

I will clarify the matter with the Minister. I would be concerned that any further clarification would lead to confusion. As I said, the maps that are lodged with the courts in terms of licensing areas are exceptionally clear. They are detailed maps. For example, they provide more detail than is required for a planning application. Areas are clearly delineated in red. I have seen this issue arise in the Criminal Courts in terms of, for example, search warrants in regard to whether an area is a licensed premises or not. It is very clear. I would be concerned that if further clarification were to be provided in the regulations, it would lead to confusion. Also, the regulations have to be in compliance with the legislation.


No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.