Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Inland Fisheries Ireland
1003. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the progress by Inland Fisheries Ireland on the CARE project; and if his attention has been drawn to the fact that local groups are of the view that IFI (details supplied) is not making sufficient progress in this matter and that progress can be made soon in this project in order to prevent funding returning to the EU if not utilised. [2900/20]
I refer to the reply to question no 1120/20 of 15 January last.
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is one of a number of partners in the CARE project referred to by the Deputy. In that regard, I had provided a comprehensive update to the Deputy of the significant progress made by IFI on those project components relating to fisheries matters for which they have responsibility. I am now providing a further update on progress on these components made by the IFI team in the six weeks since the last report.
Updates on the significant other work components, within the remit of various Local Authorities and Agencies, should be sought from the bodies concerned or from the lead partner, Donegal County Council . The project is funded via the EU INTERREG Programme and matters relating to EU funding are for the lead partner.