Nov 18 2016
Heritage Bill 2016 Amendments
The Government’s Heritage Bill is currently before the Seanad and rather than strengthening and supporting Ireland’s rich cultural heritage, I believe many of its provisions will actively damage Irish culture and the environment.
I and a number of other senators have submitted amendments to the bill that try to preserve the vibrant communities of which our canal and inland waterways form the heart and are challenged by the second part of the bill. Moreover, Section 8 of the bill will allow for huge damage to Irish hedgerows and the environmental biodiversity that they provide and must be removed.
- The Heritage Bill, as initiated, can be viewed here.
- The amendments to Part 2 of the bill, which relates to inland waterways, can be viewed here.
- The amendments to Part 3 of the bill, which relates to wildlife, can be viewed here.
- A third set of amendments have been submitted to the bill, which can be viewed here.