The future of Malin & Valentia Coast Guard Stations could be announced today following the oireachtas committee meeting on Transport and the Marine.
The Head of the Coast Guard is advocating a move, which would see both stations downgraded to a two man operation, with two new centres being built at cost of millions to the tax payer.
As usual, Dempsey seems clueless and is relying on the advice of officials who carried out a report, which on further inspection, was deemed to be highly flawed. This report was the basis of the move.
Former Minister Dermot Ahern commissioned a report in 2004, which stated that both stations should have been upgraded. Is this another case of officials running the department??