Written Answers. - Irish Aviation Authority.

Tony Killeen


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.