There has been a broad welcome to the news that the Coastguard centre at Malin Head as well as those in Valentia and Dublin will remain open
The news was confirmed last evening by the Minister for Transport who said the reviews into the coast guard services are ongoing.
The minister said however that the coast guard centres would be required to deliver new efficiencies in how services are provided.
The decision is also being welcomed North of the border ; a number of weeks ago, Dungiven councillor Orlaith Beattie told an Oireachtas Committee how she lives in County Derry, teaches in Glentougher in Donegal and uses the Foyle Ferry daily when it is operating.
Her SDLP colleague, East Derry MLA John Dallat says she and many others on both sides of the border are very relieved this morning. He says it's now time for the role of Malin to be enhanced........
Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says the decision not to close the Malin Head facilility is a victory for the people, but the Fianna Fail TD is warning the campaign isn't necessarily over.........