Dáil Éireann - Volume 346 - 24 November, 1983
Written Answers. - Foreshore Act.
Mr. Conaghan Mr. Conaghan
280. Mr. Conaghan asked the Minister for Transport if he will agree to make it conditional on prohibitory orders under the Foreshore Act that local people who  had a traditional right to use beach material for their own private purposes would now continue to be granted permits.
Minister for Transport (Mr. J. Mitchell) Jim Mitchell
Minister for Transport (Mr. J. Mitchell): I am not empowered under the provisions of the Foreshore Act, 1933 to make special provision in prohibitory orders with respect to any description of persons. However, the making of a prohibitory order does not preclude me from granting to any person under section 3 of the Act a licence to remove beach material from the foreshore. Each application for such a licence is considered on its merits but in such cases an application would normally be approved only on the recommendation of the local authority which applied for the prohibitory order.
Dáil Éireann 346 Written Answers. Foreshore Act.