Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (205)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

205. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the number of customs officer checks and seizures that have taken place at Casement Aerodrome in the past five years to date; the value of the seizures; the nature of the items recovered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33163/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that a decision on whether to undertake a visit or conduct an intervention at an aerodrome is based on a risk assessment which takes account of a range of factors, including intelligence. 

General aviation flights into or out of the Casement Aerodrome are required to be reported directly to Revenue.  These reports contain all the information required for risk assessment purposes.

On the basis of flight reports and following a risk assessment, Customs Officers have conducted 2 visits to Casement Aerodrome in the previous 5 years. There were no seizures arising from these visits.