Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (544)

Charlie McConalogue


544. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a project (details supplied); if funding has been ring-fenced for the project; if so, the amount; when the project will be delivered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28124/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

This project is currently under review in the wider context of the provision of existing professional sea survival training facilities within the State and the cost, both construction and operational, of such a facility. The existing professional sea survival training facilities based at the National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, are unique in Ireland and designed both for fundamental safety training and specialised survival training, to increase survival ability in emergency situations. Those purpose built facilities are available for the provision of all necessary and required training for fishermen.

At the present time, there is no provision or plans to proceed with this additional project and funding has not been provided in Bord Iascaigh Mhara's Vote in 2019, for this proposed additional facility within the State.