Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Ceisteanna (101, 102)

John Brady

Ceist:

101. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the contract for the construction of a coastguard station was terminated at Greystones, County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31057/16]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Brady

Ceist:

102. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW supplies funding for projects such as the construction of a coastguard station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31058/16]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 101 and 102 together.

The Coast Guard is a Division of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) and is responsible for the coordination of maritime search and rescue in Ireland including oversight and the funding of all Coast Guard projects. OPW manages projects for the delivery of Coast Guard buildings on behalf of the Department and the Coast Guard Service.

On 20th September the Department and the Coast Guard Service decided that the project could not be funded at the level of cost within the tenders received. The OPW have been asked to advise on more affordable alternatives.