Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions
It is difficult not to stray into the Department of Transport as well, as I am sure the Minister, Deputy Martin, will appreciate. I appreciate the level of funding her Department has offered the sector. There are extreme difficulties, particularly in our regions. As a general observation, I want to express my disappointment that Stobart Air went to the wall, in light, in particular, of it being a PSO carrier. A modest level of funding with a requirement for us to ensure that the routes would be retained and maintained might have gone a long way, but it is a bit late now. I appreciate what the Minister said in her response.
On a point of order, I have a bit of difficulty keeping track of business. For some reason, the screen behind the Leas-Cheann Comhairle does not display the business or question being dealt with. I am sure that like me other Members find that slightly problematic.