Written answers

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Harbours and Piers Development

Photo of Thomas PringleThomas Pringle (Donegal South West, Independent)
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74. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide for a crane on the slip in Killybegs Harbour, County Donegal, which is needed to facilitate the small inshore boats; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15911/15]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre is one of the six designated Fishery Harbour Centres which are owned, managed and maintained by my Department under Statute.  The provision of a crane on the slipway at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre, is not included in this years Fishery Harbour & Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme. However, as with all infrastructural requirements in the six Fishery Harbour Centres, consideration on the provision of a crane at Killybegs will be kept under ongoing review, subject of course to demand, available funding and other competing priorities.

In addition, the Deputy should also note that under the 2015 capital programme, I have allocated €1,315,000 for safety, maintenance and development works in Killybegs, €700,000 of which is for the second phase of a small craft harbour. It is anticipated that when completed, the small craft harbour at Killybegs will help many of the inshore vessels with the provision of better berthing and access in the harbour.  

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