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2007
Aer Lingus Hub at Belfast
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24 October 2007

To ask the Minister for Transport and the Marine the nature of the contact his Department had both formal and informal with Aer Lingus regarding the proposed Aer Lingus hub at Belfast; the level of such contact and dates of same; if meetings took place, the attendees, agenda and outcome of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Fergus O'Dowd.

*    For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 24th October, 2007.

Ref No:   25742/07     Proof:   132

 

To ask the Minister for Transport and the Marine the nature of the contact his Department had both formal and informal with Aer Lingus regarding the proposed withdrawal of the Shannon Heathrow service; the level of such contact and dates of same; if meetings took place, the attendees, agenda and outcome of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Fergus O'Dowd.

*    For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 24th October, 2007.

Ref No:   25743/07     Proof:   133

Answered by the Minister for Transport

(Noel Dempsey)

REPLY

I propose to take Question Nos. 193 and 194 together.

The nature of the contact my Department had with Aer Lingus regarding the proposed Aer Lingus hub at Belfast and the withdrawal of the Shannon Heathrow service will be dealt with in the context of a report currently being prepared by the Secretary General of my Department of I expect to receive that report within the next week and to make it public.