O'Sullivan, Gerry

Wednesday, 20 February 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 405 No. 4

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Search and Rescue Services.

Asked the minister: the present position regarding the privatisation of the search and rescue service off the Irish coast having regard to the outstanding record of the Air Corps since 1964; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

My Question No. 10 is also included. I would like to respond, if that is in order.More Button

In the light of the record of 537 lives saved in 1,493 rescue missions, would the Minister not agree that the Air Corps should be the unit to carry on search and rescue operations in this area? Would...More Button

The saving of human life is the responsibility of the Government and giving the service to a private company to operate is shedding our responsibility. I suggest that the Minister is downgrading the ...More Button

I suggest to the Minister that if he had invested money in Sea King helicopters for the Air Corps we would have a far better service than we will have by handing the service over to private enterprise...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Coastal Protection.

Would the Minister agree that the Marine Institute should have a role to play in coastal erosion in the future?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Cork Free Port.

The Minister has put his finger on the problem, that is, that no plans have materialised. Does the Minister have any plans to review the concept of the free port in Cork with a view to either allocat...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Marine Search Rescue Missions.

Would the Minister agree that the inability of the Air Corps to carry out these functions was due to their equipment rather than to a lack of skill?More Button

Written Answers. - Storm Damage.

Asked the minister: if he will give compensation or assistance to fishing boat owners who have suffered damage due to the recent storms, and if so, when.More Button


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