Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
386. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when a reply will issue to Galway County Council in relation to a query regarding whether the provision of moorings for yachts in Cuan na Beirtí Buí, near Carna would need a foreshore licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23475/22]
The Foreshore Act 1933, as amended, requires that a lease or licence must be obtained for any activity on State-owned foreshore, which represents the greater part of the foreshore. The Act provides for the issuing of licences or leases which are in the public interest. A lease relates to buildings or other structures and is generally used for a development that requires exclusive occupation of the foreshore.
A licence is generally issued for a development or activity that does not require exclusive occupation of the foreshore and moorings also fall into this category. Details of how to make a Foreshore application are available at www.gov.ie/en/collection/f2196-foreshore-applications-and-determinations/.
My Department are engaged with Galway County Council in relation to this matter.