Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (217)

Catherine Connolly


217. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport if there are failings or problems within a company (details supplied) or the coast guard that are contained in the report into the investigation of Rescue 116 that should be made known and publicly addressed in advance of a new search and rescue contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37829/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

An independent Review Board is currently carrying out a re-examination of the final draft Report into the Investigation of the R116 accident.

Once the Review Board has finished its work, any lessons and recommendations arising from it will be acted upon as appropriate.

The formal procurement process for the new search and rescue service will be activated following a detailed business case which is currently being prepared for Government. The procurement process itself is expected to take up to 18 months, following which Government will be required to approve the contract award.