Dáil Éireann - Volume 605 - 28 June, 2005
Written Answers - Natural Heritage Areas.
Mr. Hayes Mr. Hayes
81. Mr. Hayes asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the progress to date with regard to curbing recreational activities that may adversely affect sites protected under the habitats directive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22279/05]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche:Draft amending regulations to the habitats regulations 1997 are being finalised in my Department to include greater powers to control activities that may adversely affect protected sites such as the use of quad bikes. I also understand that some local  authorities have made or are in the process of making by-laws to regulate such activities in upland or other vulnerable habitats.
Dáil Éireann 605 Written Answers Natural Heritage Areas.