Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (188)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

188. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to provide funding for a new coastguard station building at Malin Head, County Donegal or substantially upgrading the existing station. [28598/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Coast Guard building at Malin Head is a Marine Rescue Sub Centre, which was extensively renovated in 2011.  This included construction works and the upgrading of technical equipment costing €152,300.  There was also additional investment of some €40,000 for an equipment cabin and €553,000 for communications equipment located in Malin Head to upgrade the wider Coast Guard national communications network to integrated digital technology. Further scheduled maintenance and repairs will be carried out as they fall due.