Written answers

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Coast Guard Services

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
Link to this: Individually | In context

170. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of landings made by the coast guard helicopter for both training and operational reasons at the site of the airstrip at Cluain Leacht an Abba near Cleggan, Connemara in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17079/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
Link to this: Individually | In context

Since 2015 the IRCG have landed at Cleggan Airfield 11 times.  Both the Coast Guard and the Galway Fire Service use the airfield as an embarkation point for transporting fire fighters to the islands of Inishboffin and Inishturk. Of the 11, 4 landings were due to taskings and 7 landings for training with the Coast Guard and Fire Service.

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
Link to this: Individually | In context

171. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the permanent facilities available to the west Connemara Coast Guard at the airstrip at Cluain Leacht an Abba, Cleggan, County Galway; if showers, toilets and electricity are available at the site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17080/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
Link to this: Individually | In context

Cleggan Coast Guard currently operate out of the historic rocket house which does not have those facilities. The provision of a permanent Coast Guard base there is part of the Coast Guard's multi-annual building programme. This programme is funded by my Department and delivered through the OPW as project managers. This project is a priority for the Coast Guard.

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
Link to this: Individually | In context

172. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress made with the provision of a permanent Coast Guard base at Cluain Leacht on Abba as promised; when the facility will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17081/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
Link to this: Individually | In context

The provision of a permanent Coast Guard base at Cluain Leacht on Abba is part of the Coast Guard's multi-annual building programme. This programme is funded by my Department and delivered through the OPW as project managers. This project is a priority for the Coast Guard.

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
Link to this: Individually | In context

173. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to discuss the provision of permanent lighting at the airstrip at Cluain Leacht on Abba, near Cleggan in Connemara with the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to assist the night time landing of Coast Guard and medivac ambulances there; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17082/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
Link to this: Individually | In context

I understand that the Coast Guard has not received any such request.  The Coast Guard, through CHC, provides for patient transfers  and other aeromedical support services to the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) on an ‘as available’ on request basis.

Comments

No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.