Minister For Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Powers and Functions) Act, 1998

Functions of Minister in relation to ferry services.

4.—Without prejudice to the Aran Islands Transport Act, 1946 , or the generality of this or any other enactment conferring functions on the Minister, the Minister may, at his or her discretion and subject to such terms and conditions as the Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, determine, finance the building, acquisition, overhaul or repair of vessels suitable for the operation of ferry services to inhabited offshore islands in the State, and pay subsidies for the operation of such ferry services.