Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1274)

Fiona O'Loughlin


1274. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to have a bilateral meeting with the CEO and chairperson of the Irish Aviation Authority. [18610/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I am not currently scheduled to meet with either the Chairman or the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Irish Aviation Authority.

I last met with the Chairman in September 2018, and I have exchanged correspondence in the period since on matters relating to Ministerial and shareholder expectations of Company performance, in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies. My Department engages regularly with IAA management to ensure compliance with these policy and financial parameters.

I can also inform the Deputy that a statement was made on my behalf at the Company's recent AGM. In this statement, which was addressed to the Chairman and the Board, I commented on the Company’s accounts and annual report for the past year - which reflected its strong financial and regulatory performance - and I also restated my broad expectations for the Board and the Company over the year ahead.