New legislation considered for jet skis

Transport Minister Noel Dempsey has confirmed that new legislation is being considered to have all jet skis registered, with compulsory training courses for jet ski operators also under consideration.

The issue was raised in the Seanad by Senator Cecilia Keavney, who said that jet skis have the potential to be deadly, and their use should be regulated by the state.

She said her decision to raise the issue was partly prompted by an incident on Glenburney Beach last month

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Responding, Minister Dempsey confirmed that registration and training are being considered. However, he predicted any such measures would not be universally welcomed.

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