Written answers

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Air Services

Photo of Pádraig Mac LochlainnPádraig Mac Lochlainn (Donegal, Sinn Fein)
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57. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current status of the application from the City of Derry Airport to have Government support for the Derry to Dublin air link reinstated. [28118/24]

Photo of James LawlessJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail)
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I thank the Deputy for his continued interest in this matter.

In the context of supporting greater connectivity on the island of Ireland, and as part of its commitments under New Decade New Approach, the Government agreed ‘to take forward a review of the potential for Government support to renewed viable air routes from Cork to Belfast and Dublin to Derry, working with the UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive to deliver improved connections as a priority’.

The Department has progressed a desk-based review to inform this review, which is still being considered in consultation with Government colleagues. I wish to assure the Deputy that as part of this consideration, the material provided by City of Derry Airport has been noted.

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