Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (30)

Seán Kyne

Question:

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.