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Sinn Féin Extreme Weather Bill to go to second stage

13 April, 2018 - by Gerry Adams

A Sinn Féin Bill entitled “Extreme Weather Warning (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018, which was introduced  by Imelda Munster TD, David Cullinane TD and Gerry Adams in February will be brought to second stage in the Dáil on April 19th.

Teachta Adams said:

“The Bill’s objective is to provide guidelines for public sector employers and self-employed persons in the event of an extreme weather warning.

"The legislation would also impose penalties on those engaged in reckless behaviour in the midst of a severe weather warning. 

"Last October Storm Ophelia claimed three lives, including Fintan Goss from Ravensdale. As a result of a campaign for stronger legislation by the family, Sinn Féin TDs introduced our legislation.

"At the end of March I wrote to all Oireachtas members asking them to support the Sinn Fein Bill. I would appeal to the Government parties and opposition TDs to support this Bill when it comes into the Dáil next Thursday.”

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