Written answers

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Harbours and Piers

Photo of Mairead FarrellMairead Farrell (Galway West, Sinn Fein)
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370. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine with regard to the ongoing construction of the Ros a'Mhíl deep water quay, if he has considered increasing the spec of the deck capacity to 30 tonnes / m2 and the extension of the berth pocket by 30 metres at the north end of the pier, in order to future proof the development; the process and procedures that are in place to consider same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12146/23]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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As the Deputy is aware I was in Ros an Mhíl Fishery Harbour Centre on 24th of February to mark the commencement of the works for the €30 million Deep Water Quay project. Also that afternoon, I met with local representatives at Ros an Mhíl where they set out a number of enhancements to the contracted project that they felt should be considered.While these were discussed at the meeting, I asked they set out their request in writing for detailed consideration by my Department and its advisers. I have since received that request and it is currently under review.

I would like to advise the Deputy that works are progressing well on the Deep Water Quay project. This project is part of an allocation of €17.36 million capital investment in Ros an Mhíl from the 2023 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme. Details of the development works which are being undertaken at Ros an Mhíl, and elsewhere under the Programme, are available online at


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