Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004

Written Answers. - Aerodrome Development.

[567]   445. Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Transport if an aerodrome (details supplied) has recently undergone an audit as per its licence requirements; if so, when and the results of same; if not, the action he will take to ensure compliance; if members of the public can obtain such information via the Freedom of Information Act 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17340/04]

  446. Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Transport if an aerodrome (details supplied) complies with all regulations governing the safe operation of an aerodrome as required by law and as laid down in Eurocontrol’s safety regulation and safety management-principles; if not, the action he is taking to ensure that such regulations are complied with; and if this can in principle include instructing the aviation authority to revoke this aerodrome’s licence. [17341/04]

  448. Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Transport if he will investigate the reason the Irish Aviation Authority changed its decision and supported a planning application submitted for an aerodrome (details supplied) when it clearly has concerns regarding the safe operation of the facility and enforcement action is being taken against the developer for breach of a previous planning permission. [17343/04]

  449. Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Transport if, in relation to its recently issued licence, he will in investigate the basis on which the Irish Aviation Authority agreed to double the capacity of an aerodrome (details supplied). [17344/04]

  Dr. McDaid: I propose to take Questions Nos. 445, 446, 448 and 449 together.

The issues raised by the Deputy are entirely a matter for the Irish Aviation Authority which will be happy to deal directly with the Deputy.

  447. Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Transport if he will investigate the procedures and practices of the Irish Aviation Authority in relation to the performance of its duties vis-à-vis the monitoring of aerodromes (details supplied). [17342/04]

  Dr. McDaid: In the case of Baldonnel Aerodrome, the military authorities regulate aviation activities. In the case of Weston Aerodrome this is a matter for the IAA which would be happy to deal directly with the Deputy.

Questions Nos. 448 and 449 answered with Question No. 445.

  450. Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Transport the authority responsible for monitoring the height of flights from aerodromes (details supplied) over residential areas; the course of redress available if such flights are not being [568] monitored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17345/04]

  Dr. McDaid: The regulation of flying activities is a matter for the Irish Aviation Authority and complaints about low flying should be referred to it.