Report proposes the closure of Malin Head Coastguard Station

A report published today by Fisher Consultants on the marine emergency response regimes is proposing that Malin Head Coast Guard Station be closed.

Under the proposals presented to government, Dublin would be made the main coastguard centre with reduced functions at Valentia and  Malin becoming obsolete.

Minister of Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar is setting up a Departmental team to consider the  report stating the process will 'require some tough decisions'.

Donegal North East Deputy Charlie McConalogue says closing Malin does not make sense, especially as there has been significant investment in the facility recently:

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