Dáil Éireann - Volume 180 - 10 March, 1960
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Death of Horses on Irish Vessel.
Mr. D. Costello Mr. D. Costello
14. Mr. D. Costello asked the Minister for Agriculture what steps the Government propose to take arising out of the report of the commission of inquiry into the death of forty-eight horses on the S.S. City of Waterford which left Dublin on the 19th December last.
Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Smith) Patrick Smith
Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Smith): The recommendations contained in the report of the official investigation into the loss of horses on the “City of Waterford” and accepted by the Government were (1) that the regulations in regard to sailing when bad weather is expected should be strengthened, bearing in mind the practical difficulties of limiting the discretion of the master of a ship, and (2) that the specifications for fittings on ships carrying horses and the manner of securing the fittings should be re-examined in detail. Proposals are now being formulated in my Department to give effect to these recommendations.
Dáil Éireann 180 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Death of Horses on Irish Vessel.