Coonan, Noel

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht Debate


Electricity Generation and Export: Discussion (Continued)

Does Deputy Mulherin have a question for the witnesses?More Button

I remind Deputy Mulherin that other speakers are waiting to put their questions to the delegates.More Button

I invite Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to put his questions to the witnesses.More Button

My apologies for that. I was not in the Chair earlier in the meeting and the instructions left to me were that the last four speakers' questions should be taken together. I assure the Deputy that...More Button

Deputy, please-----More Button

In order to be helpful and in view of the number of questions posed and issues raised by Deputies Mulherin and Luke 'Ming' Flanagan, we will hear from our guests before proceeding to the next two c...More Button

Perhaps we might focus first on the issues raised by Deputy Mulherin, including that relating to community gain.More Button

Does Mr. Reilly want to take some of the other questions relating to the set-back distance?More Button

I ask the participants to address their remarks through the Chair rather than having a two-way conversation.More Button

I thank Mr. Swords for his contribution.More Button

Two other speakers want to ask questions and they have been very patient. Deputy Flanagan must be brief.More Button

It depends on the specific project.More Button

I am not sure-----More Button

If that happened to-----More Button

I thank Senator Keane. I call Deputy Colreavy and thank him for his patience.More Button

There is no pressure on Deputy Colreavy to come up with questions.More Button

I thank the Deputy for his contribution.More Button

Do not worry. We will sort that out afterwards. Does Mr. D'Arcy or Mr. Reilly want to respond?More Button

I ask both speakers to address their remarks through the Chair.More Button

That is okay, as the Deputy is not going to the stable.More Button

Into the future.More Button

Mr. Cowhig has had the last word. I thank everybody for coming today and the professional people for their advice and contributions to the committee. I also thank members for their questions, con...More Button

The joint committee adjourned at 7.10 p.m. until 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 February 2014.More Button