Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (106)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

106. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport if facilities at Dublin Port will be improved given that TII does not have adequate facilities for drivers, particularly for the volume of drivers who now have to stay with loads for a long period of time; and if new fit-for-purpose facilities will be constructed at the port. [6343/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Facilities at border control sites within Dublin Port are a matter for the relevant agencies. I am aware that OPW have established welfare facilities on behalf of the Revenue Commissioners at the State sites within the Port which include toilets, showers and indoor waiting areas.

I am informed that the full list of facilities provided by OPW is:

- Terminal 7: 3 toilets with hand sanitising stations.

- Terminal 9: 2 toilets with hand washing facilities.

- Terminal 10: 2 toilets with hand sanitising stations.

- Terminal 11 East: Modular accommodation providing indoor driver waiting area with 2 toilets. Separate shower changing area with 3 shower rooms one of which is an accessible WC/shower room.

- Terminal 11 West: Driver Welfare cabin providing indoor driver waiting area with seating with 1 toilet and 3 shower rooms, one of which is an accessible WC/shower room. There is a food/drinks vending machine in the waiting area.

- Yard 3: 2 toilets with hand washing facilities.

There are also facilities, including hot food, available at a nearby commercial service station within a short walking distance from Yard 3 and from terminals 7, 10 and 11.