Varadkar pays surprise visit to Malin Coastguard Station

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar made an unannounced visit to Malin Head Coastguard Station during a visit to Donegal yesterday.

After addressing the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Mr Varadkar travelled to Inishowen with Deputy Joe Mc Hugh. Once again, the fututre of the coastguard station is in doubt after the publication of a consultants' report recommending services be centralised in Dublin.

The Minister met with coastguard staff and volunteers, who outluined their concerns.

Deputy Mc Hugh says it was a constructive exercise..............