The Tainaste is to raise the future of the Malin Head Coastguard station with the Minister responsible for Coastguard Services, Leo Varadkar.
That is according to East Derry MLA John Dallat who met with Eamon Gilmore at the weekend.
Fears remains over the future of the Malin Head station which is recommended for closure in a report being considered by the Government.
Mike Penning MP, a former Minister for Transport in Westminster, is also said to back the retention of Malin Head Coastguard station.
John Dallat says Mr Penning has an historic interest in the Donegal station: