Breathnach, Declan

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

Fianna Fáil supports the main objective of this Bill. I endorse what Deputy Thomas Byrne said about bringing together the various interest groups as the Bill progresses.More Button

I compliment the many custodians of our countryside, including environmental groups such as BirdWatch Ireland, An Taisce, the Irish Wildlife Trust or the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland, togeth...More Button

There is no doubt that the increase of vehicular traffic in our countryside, larger vehicular widths and the population growth, which has created an upsurge in walking, cycling and participation ...More Button

Many views are being obstructed, and the onus of liability seems to fall increasingly on those in the agricultural sector to ensure that their property is not the cause of litigation. In additio...More Button

The Heritage Bill is about getting a balance between road safety and wildlife protection. Anyone with roadside frontage is very aware of achieving this balance. I compliment those in the agricu...More Button

The hedgerows along many of our rural roads need trimming back beyond what the current legislation allows. All we need to do is talk to those who jog, cycle or walk on these roads, not to mentio...More Button

Regarding road safety concerns, most farmers who avail of schemes such as GLAS will employ environmental planners in order to effect that plan. I have had personal experience with both the previ...More Button

Without over-complicating the system of EU grant aid, there is a method there in order for the whole issue to be legalised without necessarily interfering with our wildlife to any degree. We all...More Button

I welcome that the Bill provides for a review in two years. The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. If people do not subscribe to the balance that I support, it can always be reviewed.More Button