Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Ceisteanna (63)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

63. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will give the issues outlined by a national association (details supplied) urgent consideration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34142/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department has no function in granting exemptions from compliance with public health regulations made in the context of COVID -19. I have noted the issues outlined by the association in question including the reference to a statement by An Garda Siochana in the matter. The statement of the National Parks and Wildlife Section (NPWS) of my Department which is referred to in the question indicates that licences issued by the NPWS do not in any way confer exemptions in respect of compliance with public health guidelines. This does not conflict in any way with the position as set out by An Garda Siochana.