Dáil Éireann - Volume 452 - 04 May, 1995

Written Answers. - Air Corps Flights to Farranfore Airport.

90. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for Defence the number of trips the Government planes or helicopters have made to Farranfore Airport, County Kerry, during 1993 and 1994; the number of trips which were for training or other military purposes; the number of flights made at the request of individual Government Departments; and the names of the Departments who made the requests. [8163/95]

Minister for Defence (Mr. Coveney): During 1993 and 1994 a total of 195 flights were made to Kerry Airport by aircraft operated by the Air Corps. Forty-nine per cent of these were for military purposes and the balance were made at the request of the Departments of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Defence, Enterprise and Employment, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Justice and Taoiseach.