Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (530)

Barry Cowen


530. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of Bills sponsored by his Department that have been enacted since November 2013, in tabular form. [50327/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The information sought by the Deputy can be most quickly accessed on the Houses of the Oireachtas website at the following link, which lists all Bills enacted since 2013: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/find-bills-and-acts/?billType=acts&year%5B0%5D=2013&year%5B1%5D=2019&keyword%5B0%5D=to&sortBy=billNumber&resultsPerPage=20

I have additionally asked my officials to compile a table with the details of the Bills the Deputy has specifically referenced and this will be sent to the Deputy within ten working days.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to the Parliamentary Question, “To ask the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport the number of Bills sponsored by his Department that have been enacted since November 2013, in tabular form.”
Please see the information requested in the following table.

Name of Bill


Date Bill enacted

State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014

An Act to provide for the establishment of Shannon Group, plc.

27th July 2014

Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Act 2014

An Act to revise the law on the registration, national character, mortgage, sale, transfer, ownership and measurement of Irish ships, to repeal the Mercantile Marine Act 1955, to amend certain enactments in this regard, to amend the definition of “Safety Convention” in the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1952 and to provide for connected matters.

25th December 2014

Roads Act 2015

To amend the 1993 Roads Act and to facilitate the merger of the NRA/PRA.

6th May 2015

The Sport Ireland Act 2015

To establish a new non-commercial State agency, Sport Ireland, merging the Irish Sports Council and the National Sports Campus Development Authority.

13th May 2015

Harbours Act 2015

To allow for the transfer of shareholdings in certain port companies to local authorities, for the transfer of certain port companies to local authority control and for the dissolution of certain port companies, to amend and extend the Harbours Acts 1996 to 2015, to repeal the Harbours Acts 1946 and 1947 and to amend the Merchant Shipping Act 1992 and the Fishery Harbour Centres Act 1968 and to provide for connected matters.

25th December 2015

Public Transport Act 2016

An Act to amend and extend the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 and the Railway Safety Act 2005, section 66 of the Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001, to amend sections 27 and 27A of the State Airports Act 2004 and section 106 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, to give the force of law to the Protocol of 3 June 1999 for the Modification of the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980 (Protocol 1999) and to change the name of the Railway Safety Commission.

8th February 2016

National Tourism Development Authority (Amendment) Act 2016

To increase the total cumulative limit on monies that may be provided by the Oireachtas to Fáilte Ireland in relation to tourism capital expenditure – the limit raised from €150m to €300m under Section 24(2) of the NTDA Act 2003.

16th November 2016

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Act 2019

Giving further effect to the Aircraft Noise Regulation in so far as it relates to Dublin Airport and to make additional provision for the regulation of aircraft noise at Dublin Airport; for those purposes, to amend the Planning and Development Act 2000 to cater for the situation where development at Dublin Airport may give rise to an aircraft noise problem; and to provide for related matters.

22nd May 2019