What TDs want for Cork Airport...

As the debate over the future of Cork Airport continues, Joe Leogue put two questions to the TDs of Cork — A: Do they think Cork Airport should receive a debt writedown?; B: Do they think it should have an independent authority separate to the DAA?

Name: Seán Sherlock (Lab)

A: No answer, cannot answer yes or no without context

B: No answer, cannot answer yes or no without context

Name: David Stanton (FG)

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A: Yes

B: Yes

Name: Sandra McLellan (SF)

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A: Yes

B: Yes

Name: Tom Barry (FG)

TD Tom Barry at home in Killavullen, north Cork. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A: No answer, the issue is more complicated than Yes/No

B: Yes

Name: Jonathan O’Brien (SF)

A: Yes

B: Yes

Name: Billy Kelleher (FF)

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A: Yes

B: Yes, something similar to Shannon

Name: Kathleen Lynch (Lab)

A: No answer at time of going to press

B: No answer at time of going to press

Name: Dara Murphy (FG)

Dara Murphy

A: No answer at time of going to press

B: No answer at time of going to press

Name: Áine Collins (FG)

A: No answer at time of going to press

B: No answer at time of going to press

Name: Michael Moynihan (FF)

A: Yes

B: Yes

Name: Michael Creed (FG)

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A: Yes — particularly if Aer Lingus stake is sold

B: Yes

Name: Michael McGrath (FF)

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A: Yes

B: Yes — once on a stable financial footing

Name: Micheál Martin (FF)

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A: The debt is the DAA’s not Cork Airport’s

B: Yes — it should have its own board but within State ownership

Name: Simon Coveney (FG)

A: No comment — Too complex an issue, yes and no don’t cover it. The debt burden needs to be properly managed

B: No — Cork tried to go it alone before and it didn’t work. Better off within the structure of the DAA with members on the board

Name: Ciarán Lynch (Lab)

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A: No comment — right questions aren’t being asked

B: No comment — right questions aren't being asked

Name: Jerry Buttimer (FG)

A: No comment — there’s no silver bullet for Cork Airport, and Fáilte Ireland needs to be held accountable for bringing numbers to Cork

B: See above

Name: Michael McCarthy (Lab)

A: No comment — too complex for a yes or no answer

B: No comment— too complex for a yes or no answer

Name: Noel Harrington (FG)

A: Yes

B: Yes, like Shannon

Name: Jim Daly (FG)

A: No

B: No


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