Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Aviation Industry

Emer Higgins (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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826. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the task force for aviation recovery which he announced in Dáil Éireann on 3 June 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10693/20]

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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837. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which he plans to draft the terms of reference for the task force for aviation recovery announced on 3 June 2020 to ensure that regional airports, including Ireland West Airport Knock, are represented on the task force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10812/20]

Cathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail)
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871. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will appoint persons (details supplied) to the task force for aviation recovery that his Department is constituting. [11209/20]

Darren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein)
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892. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the membership, terms of reference and work schedule of the task force for aviation recovery; the proposals it has submitted to his Department to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11613/20]

Darren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein)
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894. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an organisation (details supplied) will be included on the task force for aviation recovery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11615/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 826, 837, 871, 892 and 894 together.

Information on the Taskforce, including the terms of reference and a list of members, is available on my Department's web site.  The Taskforce is chaired by Dr Chris Horn, and there are 14 other members.  The Taskforce met for the first time on Friday 12 June, and I have set it a reporting deadline of 10 July.  I have asked the Taskforce to make recommendation on actions needed to get Irish aviation back up and running - on a safe and sustainable basis - as a driver of Ireland's economic recovery.

The Aviation Taskforce will coordinate its work with the Tourism Taskforce, where that is appropriate.

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