Written Answers - Departmental Properties

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 730 No. 2

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  116.  Deputy Gerry Adams  Information on Gerry Adams  Zoom on Gerry Adams   asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport  Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar   the intentions of the Irish Coastguard in respect of premises (details supplied). [7993/11]

  117.  Deputy Gerry Adams  Information on Gerry Adams  Zoom on Gerry Adams   asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport  Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar   if the Irish Coastguard, Drogheda, County Louth has accepted the site offered to it by Drogheda Borough Council at a location (details supplied); and if it will avail of same. [7994/11]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar  I propose to take Questions Nos. 116 and 117 together.

Since its inception as a Coast Guard Unit in 2004 the Drogheda Unit has used the facilities at Horse Lane, Drogheda. Before that these same facilities were used by the Drogheda Community Rescue Inshore unit, the forerunner of the present Coast Guard Unit. The location provides immediate access to a slipway. However, by direction of the Council the Horse Lane has been vacated owing to concerns relating to the safety of the building, but this has not prevented continued use of the slipway. At this time the Irish Coast Guard and Drogheda Borough Council are engaged in discussions with the objective of identifying a suitable long term base for the Coast Guard Unit in Drogheda.


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