Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (65, 66, 67)

Martin Browne

Ceist:

65. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Climate Action and Communication Networks the status of plans for a Shannon to Dublin pipeline; the alternatives being considered; and the progress reached in considering the proposals. [23166/20]

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Martin Browne

Ceist:

66. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Climate Action and Communication Networks if consideration is being given to the development of a desalination plant based in the Irish Sea to provide additional water supply to the greater Dublin region as an alternative to the Shannon to Dublin pipeline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23167/20]

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Martin Browne

Ceist:

67. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Climate Action and Communication Networks his views on the ecological impact of a Shannon to Dublin pipeline on the River Shannon and the lands and habitat surrounding it; the assessments that have been made in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23168/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Climate)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 65, 66 and 67 together. I propose to take Questions Nos 65,66 and 67 together.

These are matters for Irish Water under Section 7 of the Water Services (No2) Act 2019. Irish Water is under the remit of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and, as such, I have no function in relation to the matters raised.