There is now a clear pathway for the required funding to be provided for capital investment works at Sligo Airport in order to support the continuation of the Search and Rescue service from the Strandhill base
That’s according to the Minister for state at the Department of Health and Sligo Leitrim TD Frank Feighan.
Minister Feighan made the comments following a meeting between Department of Transport officials, The Irish Coast Guard and Management and members of the Board of Directors of Sligo Airport which took place yesterday.
Deputy Feighan says that there needs to be improved communication in between the Department of Transport and the company which operates the Search and Rescue service on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard.
However he added that Sligo Airport will be in a position deliver the required runway and lighting upgrade works on time.