Irish Coast Guard considering its views on Malin Station’s future

The Irish Coast Guard has refused to be drawn on whether or not it is in favour of retaining a full service at Malin Head Coast Guard Station.

A independent report presented to government last month recommends that the number of rescue centres is reduced from three to two and that Malin Head Coast Guard be closed.

Minister of Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar is setting up a Departmental team to consider the matters raised in the report and prepare an Action Plan.

This Action Plan will be presented to Government in October.

The Irish Coast Guards director Chris Reynolds was today asked his views on the matter - He says they are currently considering all options:

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