Dáil Éireann - Volume 643 - 11 December, 2007
Written Answers. - State Airports.
Deputy Pat Breen Deputy Pat Breen
Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Transport if he discussed the extension of the US customs and border facility at Shannon Airport at his recent meeting with the US Secretary of Homeland Security; if progress has been made on the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33300/07]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey: I recently met with Secretary Chertoff of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security when we discussed the possible extension of the pre-inspection facilities for U.S. bound passengers at Dublin and Shannon Airports to full pre-clearance. I hope to receive the detailed U.S. proposals in the matter in the near future. The operation of these facilities would be subject to a new Inter-Governmental agreement to be concluded between Ireland and the U.S and the advice I have received is that this would require new legislation.
Dáil Éireann 643 Written Answers. State Airports.