Thursday, 15 October 2020
Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate
I thank the Minister for replying, though not for the content of the answer. I welcome the traffic light system. In my opening contribution, I did not mention any airline but did mention Cork Airport three times. It has 12,000 employees and Cork's economy is worth €900 million. The Minister mentioned Cork Airport in his reply but I am disappointed that he did not address those other issues. What do we go back and tell the 12,000 people affected about what will happen to their jobs next week? What do we do with Cork city and county councils? Where are they going to find the €900 million they have lost this year? What will the Government do to replace that money?