Written Answers. - Irish Aviation Authority.

Tony Killeen

Question:

23 Mr. Killeen asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications the discussions, if any, he and his Department have had with the Irish Aviation Authority with a view to having its headquarters at Shannon. [8897/95]

I have had no discussions with the authority as to the re-location of its headquarters to Shannon. The location of the authority's headquarters is a matter for the board of the authority.

As the Deputy will be aware, the authority's operations are based in a number of different locations, principally at Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Some 55 per cent of its total workforce of over 600 are located in the Shannon area.