Dáil Éireann - Volume 331 - 16 December, 1981
Written Answers. - Submarines off Waterford Coast.
Mr. Deasy Mr. Deasy
319. Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his Department investigated the reported sighting of two submarines off the Waterford coast several months ago; if their presence was notified in advance to his Department by their country of origin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Foreign Affairs (Professor Dooge) James C.I. Dooge
Minister for Foreign Affairs (Professor Dooge): My Department has not received reports of any sightings of submarines off the Waterford coast. From the Deputy's question it would appear that he is referring to a report in The Cork Examiner of 9 December 1981 where it is clearly indicated that the vessels in question were sighted well beyond Irish territorial waters.
Dáil Éireann 331 Written Answers. Submarines off Waterford Coast.