Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (170)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

170. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of landings made by the coast guard helicopter for both training and operational reasons at the site of the airstrip at Cluain Leacht an Abba near Cleggan, Connemara in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17079/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Since 2015 the IRCG have landed at Cleggan Airfield 11 times.  Both the Coast Guard and the Galway Fire Service use the airfield as an embarkation point for transporting fire fighters to the islands of Inishboffin and Inishturk. Of the 11, 4 landings were due to taskings and 7 landings for training with the Coast Guard and Fire Service.