Dáil debates

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Inland Waterways Maintenance

2:15 pm

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I will engage with the Department and Councillor Dermot Connolly on this matter. If it is a simple issue in terms of better communication or signposting, this can certainly be dealt with.

There are different funding streams available through the rural regeneration scheme and LEADER for different sectors. I am sure the various local authorities on the Hymany Way and other routes are involved in progressing and forwarding plans and planning permissions. It is clear this will be a successful project once it is restored and will add significantly to the Hymany Way and the attractiveness of tourism in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. It is a wonderful project. I am sure the co-operation between the local authorities involved and the Department will continue to ensure the restoration of the full Hymany Way.


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