Dáil Éireann - Volume 594 - 02 December, 2004
Written Answers. - Open Skies Policy.
Mr. Lowry Mr. Lowry
187. Mr. Lowry asked the Minister for Transport if he will report on his recent meeting with the Mid-Western Regional Authority regarding open skies; if he has given a commitment to the authority to allow it to undertake a regional economic impact study of the open skies; if he has not approved this vital research, when he will give approval; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31932/04]
Mr. Cullen Mr. Cullen
Mr. Cullen: I met a delegation from the Mid-Western Regional Authority on 25 November 2004. Each member of the delegation made a presentation to me, and those presentations covered a wide range of issues, including their regional planning guidelines, rail links, as well as issues relating to Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport. This was followed by a full discussion between us on the range of issues.
The question of a study into any of these issues was not raised by the delegation.
Dáil Éireann 594 Written Answers. Open Skies Policy.