SDLP in Dublin to argue for retention of Malin Head Coastguard station

THE SDLP will travel to Dublin today to fight for the retention of the coastguard station at Malin Head.

The facility is under threat of closure following publication of the Fisher Report, which recommends a reduction in the number of coastguard stations.

The SDLP will make their representation to the Dáil Transport Committee which has responsibility for marine issues and will argue that Malin Head Coastguard Station is vital to saving hundreds of lives of people in the North, many of them on the Causeway Coast.