Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (618)

John Brassil

Ceist:

618. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the efforts by Ballyheigue Coast Guard unit to take over the building occupied by Glenderry inshore rescue unit; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that the lack of a folio number for the boathouse of the latter is inhibiting this transition; the steps he will take to address this anomaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9547/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Ballyheigue Inshore Rescue Service, Ballyheigue CRBI, a declared resource available to the Coast Guard, is not presently a unit of the Coast Guard. Initial discussions have taken place in recent years with a view to a merger between the 'search only' Glenderry Coast Guard unit and Ballyheigue inshore rescue. My understanding is that there is a difficulty with the title of the building occupied by Ballyheigue Inshore Rescue, and until the title is regularised, a merger cannot be progressed.