Senator Terry Brennan has called for a debate on the role of search and recovery organisation

Senator Brennan cited Dundalk Sub-Aqua as an example of excellent work done by such groups

Senator Brennan cited Dundalk Sub-Aqua as an example of excellent work done by such groups

“Can we have a debate with the Minister on these units? The Dundalk sub-aqua club has a voluntary search-and-recovery unit on call and ready at any time to respond to calls for rescue or recovery of missing persons from rivers, lakes, harbours and coastal waters in the north east.

“They have assisted the emergency services in Northern Ireland, and they traverse the entire country.”

He went on to say: “...the Seanad should recognise the part these people play on a voluntary basis. They take time off from work, often a week or a fortnight.

“Will the Leader arrange a debate involving the Minister responsible for the marine at an early date?”

The Dundalk Sub Aqua have offered their skills voluntarily across the country, and have been responsible for the a number of high profile search and rescues around coast and waterways of Dundalk.