Written answers

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Emergency Services

Photo of Seán HaugheySeán Haughey (Dublin Bay North, Fianna Fail)
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18. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the procedures that he will put in place to ensure that there is better co-ordination and communication between the Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Coast Guard in respect of rescues in the Greater Dublin Area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46080/22]

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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The Irish Coast Guard, a division within the Department of Transport, is designated responsibility under the National Search and Rescue Plan for coordination of maritime search and rescue, in addition to other roles in support of the Principal Response Agencies. Delivery of such services involves regular and ongoing liaison with other emergency services including the National Ambulance service and Dublin Fire Brigade.

The Irish Coast Guard operates a robust incident review process which includes liaison with other emergency services as required. Such reviews are supported by scheduled management level meetings that provide a forum for considering the overall quality and coordination of service delivery.


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