Written Answers. - Air Corps Flights to Farranfore Airport.

Thursday, 4 May 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 452 No. 4

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  90.  Mr. Ellis  Information on John Ellis  Zoom on John Ellis   asked the Minister for Defence  Information on Hugh Coveney  Zoom on Hugh Coveney   the number of trips the Government planes or helicopters have made to Farranfore Airport, County Kerry, during 1993 and 1994; the number of trips which were for training or other military purposes; the number of flights made at the request of individual Government Departments; and the names of the Departments who made the requests. [8163/95]

Minister for Defence (Mr. Coveney): Information on Hugh Coveney  Zoom on Hugh Coveney  During 1993 and 1994 a total of 195 flights were made to Kerry Airport by aircraft operated by the Air Corps. Forty-nine per cent of these were for military purposes and the balance were made at the request of the Departments of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Defence, Enterprise and Employment, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Justice and Taoiseach.


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