Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (30)

Seán Kyne


30. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the airstrip at Cleggan in Connemara is available for use for emergency med-vacs operated by the Coast Guard as the current landing site, a sports field in Clifden, is not suitable for night-time use; if he will be open to liaising with the Coast Guard regarding possible use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17987/14]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

This airstrip is unlicensed at present and does not currently have the capacity to facilitate night-time landings. However, my Department is open to dialogue with the Coastguard in order to assist them with their activities in any way possible.