Dáil debates

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

1:02 pm

Photo of Aindrias MoynihanAindrias Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail)

The retained firefighters in Ballincollig have provided a phenomenal service to their community over a great many years. There is a huge concern locally that City Hall is now closing the fire station there. The full-time crew who were temporarily there have gone back to Anglesea Street and there not enough retained firefighters to operate the station as it is. There are 18 additional firefighters recruited and finishing out their training.

It would make sense, as the city is growing westward, to have a crew operating a fire service from the western side of the city in the new fire station in Ballincollig. It just does not stack up to have a new fire station empty. I ask the Taoiseach to raise this issue with city hall authorities and impress on them the value of having a fire service based locally in Ballincollig.

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