Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (307)

Robert Troy

Question:

307. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the location of each of the 58 Coast Guard stations which are operational; if they have Internet access, running water and bathroom facilities; and the Coast Guard stations that have been identified for upgrades in tabular form. [12623/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Irish Coast Guard, a Division of my Department, has 44 Units based in 58 coast guard stations.

The Coast Guard building programmes are managed by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, from planning design to build and on-going maintenance. These projects are funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The Coast Guard in conjunction with the Office of Public Works design new station houses and the OPW engage in discussions with the Local Authorities in respect of certain key issues. The rate of progress on these projects will depend on the timelines required for the various phases, the capital funding and other resources available; matters are being overseen and closely monitored by the Coast Guard personnel in my Department. As new build projects are completed, additional projects are put on the IRCG Building Programme.

Medium sized build projects, costs estimated at over €750,000, are managed by OPW Property Management Section and are overseen by an OPW Senior Architect; the medium sized projects currently being undertaken include new IRCG Stations in Westport, Greystones and Kilmore Quay; there are a number of other projects in the initial stages included in this programme, all on green field sites.

Smaller upgrading and renovation projects are managed by OPW Property Maintenance Section and undertaken by the Regional OPW offices, where feasible, on the current footprint of existing IRCG Volunteer Stations. These projects include the updating and improving of Unit facilities including toilets and running water.

The Office of Public Works has undertaken the assessment of IRCG Rocket Houses, to ascertain where current basic facilities can be upgraded to include toilets. These Rocket Houses have long been identified as being in need of more suitable facilities and are now mainly in use as secondary Unit buildings. Due to the nature, design and footprint of these Rocket Houses, it is not always feasible to extend. A trial project for the inclusion of compostable toilets in these circumstances is currently being undertaken.

The IRCG and Maritime Services Division are currently undertaking a review of broadband provision in all Unit and Sub-Unit Buildings.

Please see the following list of the coastguard stations that have been identified for upgrades in tabular form.

Unit name/Grid Ref

County

Type of unit

Running water, bathroom facilities

Broadband - Internet Facilities

Identified for Upgrade

With OPW District Inspectors

for assessment of facilities installation

Doolin CGU

Clare

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Kilkee CGU

Clare

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Killaloe CGU

Clare

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Castletownbere CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Crosshaven CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Goleen CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Toe Head CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Schull Coast Guard Unit

Cork

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Youghal

Cork

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Oysterhaven CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

No internet facilities

Bunbeg CGU

Donegal

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Greencastle CGU

Donegal

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Killybegs CGU

Donegal

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Mulroy Bay CGU

Donegal

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Dun Laoghaire CGU

Dublin

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Howth CGU

Dublin

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Skerries CGU

Dublin

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Costello Bay CGU

Galway

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Dingle CGU

Kerry

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Iveragh

Kerry

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Ballybunion CGU

Kerry

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

No internet facilities

Yes

Glenderry CGU

Kerry

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

No internet facilities

Yes

Drogheda CGU

Louth

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Greenore CGU

Louth

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Achill CGU

Mayo

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Killala CGU

Mayo

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Westport CGU

Mayo

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Bonmahon CGU

Waterford

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Tramore CGU

Waterford

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Dunmore East CGU

Waterford

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Yes

Ardmore CGU

Waterford

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

No internet facilities

Curracloe CGU

Wexford

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Rosslare CGU

Wexford

Main Unit Building

Has facilities

Yes

Ballycotton CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

Has facilities

No internet facilities

Yes

Old Head of Kinsale CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

Has facilities

No internet facilities

Castlefreke CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Yes

Guileen CGU

Cork

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Yes

Cleggan CGU

Galway

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Yes

Clogherhead CGU

Louth

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ballyglass CGU

Mayo

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Yes

Courtown CGU

Wexford

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Yes

Fethard-on-Sea CGU

Wexford

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Yes

Kilmore Quay CGU

Wexford

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Yes

Greystones CGU

Wicklow

Main Unit Building - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

Yes

Yes

Yes

Greenore CGU Rocket House

Louth

Secondary storage building - Rocket House

N/A - Storage building

N/A - Storage building

Mulroy Bay CGU

Donegal

Secondary Unit Building

N/A - Storage building

N/A - Storage building

Glenderry CGU Rocket House

Kerry

Secondary Unit Building

N/A - Storage building

N/A - Storage building

Yes

Iveragh

Kerry

Secondary Unit Building - Rocket House

N/A - Storage building

N/A - Storage building

Crosshaven RH

Cork

Storage building - Rocket House

N/A

N/A - Storage building

Seven Heads CGU - Amalgamated with Castlefreke CGU

Cork

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

Has facilities

No internet facilities

Summercove CGU - Amalgamated with Oysterhaven

Cork

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

Has facilities

No internet facilities

Yes

Glandore CGU - Amalgamated with Toe Head

Cork

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Tory Island CGU - Amalgamated with Bunbeg CGU

Donegal

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

North Aran CGU - Amalgamated with Costello Bay CGU

Galway

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

Yes

Yes

South Aran CGU - Amalgamated with Doolin CGU

Galway

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Carnsore Point CGU - Substation of Rosslare

Wexford

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

Yes

Yes

Arklow CGU - Substation of Courtown

Wicklow

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes

Wicklow CGU - Substation of Greystones

Wicklow

Sub - Unit - Rocket House

No running water or bathroom

No internet facilities

Yes