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Transposition into Irish law of Railway Safety Directive
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7 February 2008


Dáil Question No:  178

*To ask the Minister for Transport when he will transpose into Irish law outstanding provisions of the Railway Safety Directive as requested by the Railway Safety Commission and the need for the effective closure of these loopholes as a priority; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Kieran O'Donnell. (Nominated by: Fergus O'Dowd).

For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 5th February, 2008.

Ref No:   3495/08

Answered by the Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey T.D.



The Railway Safety Act 2005 substantially transposed the principal provisions of the Railway Safety Directive 2004.  Work to complete transposition of the remaining provisions is at an advanced stage in my Department. 

These provisions do not present any loopholes in the legislation as far as the regulation of railway safety is concerned, and I have not received any communication from the Railway Safety Commission to that effect.