Minister of Tourism and Transport, Leo Varadkar was joined by politicians from across the political spectrum as he performed the official openings of both the Killybegs Coastguard Station and the new bridge at Bruckless.
Minister Varadkar expressed the Government’s commitment to the for the development of tourism and the marine industry in the south of the county and reiterated their commitment to the A5.
The Minister also pledged his support to the Coastguard saying that he had opened three in recent years as well as refurbish others.
“It is our plan to open one every year until we get them all like this superb facility.”
Earlier Chris Reynolds of the Irish Coast Guard had made a reference to the installation of new IT equipment for Malin Head and future recruitment of watch officers.
Speaking to this newspaper Fr. John Joe Duffy who has been stationed in many marine locations including Aranmore said, “This was a fleeting remark made in passing but I would now call on Minister Varadkar to immediately implement the aspirations of Chris Reynolds. This would guarantee the future of Malin Head - we need more than aspirations - we need action.