Thursday, November 19, 2009

Priorities Please!

With all the NAMA stuff, the pre-budget stuff and the Ceann Comhairle’s resigning, it seems that one vital legislative measure slipped through undetected and without comment.

SI 402, 2009, AKA the Greyhound Industry, (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 was laid before the Dail a few weeks ago.

This vital piece of law has the effect of reducing the qualifying time for novice greyhounds over a distance of 525 yards from 31.00 to 30.70 seconds.

How the media did not spot this is beyond me!

On a serious note, this SI and others like it, do clog up the legislative process, and presumably would have to be drafted by somebody in the Attorney General's office.

In the meantime, badly needed legislation in areas like climate change, protection of people in mortgage arrears etc have failed to appear.

Priorities, politicians, please!

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