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Minister Creed announces further €1m funding to nine Coastal Local Authorities for 16 Harbour Development projects

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of an extended programme to assist 9 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 16 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them (see table below for details). This €1m package augments the €2.8m already approved by the Minister in March and means that in total 67 Local Authority developments will receive funding under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.

The Minister said” I am delighted to announce this additional €1m funding to assist Local Authorities in the repair and development of fishery and aquaculture linked marine harbours under their ownership.

The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.

The Minister went on to say“ Between 2011 and 2016 , in excess of €22.5m has been granted to Local Authorities for work under taken on 437 projects under the Local Authority element of my Departments capital programme. This, in conjunction with the €3.8m in total for 67 projects this year constitutes a significant investment in rural communities spread along Irelands’ coastline ensuring a broad geographic spread of economic and social benefits accruing from the programme.”

Extended 2017 Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded Local Authority works

 

County Council

Location

Works

DAFM funding @ 75%

Clare     County Council

 

New Quay

 

Replace Steps and repair slipway

24,000

 

Total Clare

 

24,000

Cork County Council

 

Lusitania Pier

Slipway repairs and refurbishment

37,500

Ballydonegan Pier

Repair existing sea walls and steps, install railings and toerails

11,250

Brown’s Island Pier

Repair existing damaged pier

45,000

Total Cork

 

93,750

Donegal County Council

Glengad

Reconstruction of quay wall

 

30,000

Port Inver

Reconstruction of pier head and provision of new steps and ladders

27,000

Scailpnaloing Owey Island

Reconstruction of berting face and provision of new steps and railings

45,000

Total Donegal

 

102,000

Galway County Council

Droim, Leitirmoir

Slipway and pier extension

112,500

Céibh san Ard Thoir, Carna

Pier repairs and reinforcement

75,000

Total Galway

 

187,500

Kerry County Counci

Fenit Pier 2

Structural repairs, including grouting, stabilisation works and strengthening of junction between viaduct and Fenit Harbour

60,000

Total Kerry

 

60,000

Mayo County Council

Killerduff Pier

Repairs to harbour deck/slipway and breakwater wall, safety works

75,000

Kilcummin Harbour

Construct new section of breakwater wall

67,500

Rathlackan Pier **

Repairs to harbour deck/slipway and breakwater wall, safety works, lighting improvements, replacement of winch

112,500

Total Mayo

 

255,000

Waterford County Council

Boatstrand North Pier

Structural over-slabbing to North Face of pier

112,500

 

Total Waterford

 

112,500

Wexford County Council

Courtown Harbour 2

Basin dredging works

112,500

Total Wexford

 

112,500

Wicklow County Council

Wicklow Port, Packet Pier

Proving and drainage works

112,500

Total Wicklow

 

 

112,500

Total

   

1,059,750

To view this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 92/2017 (pdf 486Kb) 

Date Released: 30 May 2017