Thursday, 15 July 2021
Department of Rural and Community Development
105. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the upgrading of the helipad on Inishturk Island; the stage the upgrade is currently at; when it is likely to be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38555/21]
The construction of a new helipad referred to by the Deputy is a project being undertaken by Mayo County Council, with financial assistance from my Department.
My Department provided funding for the purchase of land for this project in late 2020. I have been informed that Mayo County Council are working to finalise a detailed design and to prepare tender documents for the helipad's construction at present. It is anticipated that tendering for this project will be undertaken in the near future.
My officials will continue to work closely with Mayo County Council to progress this important project.