Additional €1m Funding For Repair & Maintenance of Irish Harbours

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced details of an extended programme to assist 9 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 16 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them.

This €1m package augments the €2.8m already approved by the Minister in March and means that in total 67 Local Authority developments will receive funding under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.

The Minister saidI am delighted to announce this additional €1m funding to assist Local Authorities in the repair and development of fishery and aquaculture linked marine harbours under their ownership.”

The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.



The Minister went on to say“ Between 2011 and 2016 , in excess of €22.5m has been granted to Local Authorities for work undertaken on 437 projects under the Local Authority element of my Department’s capital programme. This, in conjunction with the €3.8m in total for 67 projects this year constitutes a significant investment in rural communities spread along Ireland’s’ coastline ensuring a broad geographic spread of economic and social benefits accruing from the programme.”

 

Local Authority works 2017
Location Works Approved Grant Aid
New Quay Replace Steps and repair slipway €24,000
Total Clare €24,000
Lusitania Pier Slipway repairs and refurbishment €37,500
Ballydonegan Pier Repair existing sea walls and steps, install railings and toerails €11,250
Brown’s Island Pier Repair existing damaged pier €45,000
Total Cork €93,750
Glengad Reconstruction of quay wall €30,000
Port Inver Reconstruction of pier head and provision of new steps and ladders €27,000
Scailpnaloing Owey Island Reconstruction of berting face and provision of new steps and railings €45,000
Total Donegal €102,000
Droim, Leitirmoir Slipway and pier extension €112,500
Céibh san Ard Thoir, Carna Pier repairs and reinforcement €75,000
Total Galway €187,500
Fenit Pier 2 Structural repairs, including grouting, stabilisation works and strengthening of junction between viaduct and Fenit Harbour €60,000
Total Kerry €60,000
Killerduff Pier Repairs to harbour deck/slipway and breakwater wall, safety works €75,000
Kilcummin Harbour Construct new section of breakwater wall €67,500
Rathlackan Pier ** Repairs to harbour deck/slipway and breakwater wall, safety works, lighting improvements, replacement of winch €112,500
Total Mayo €255,000
Boatstrand North Pier Structural over-slabbing to North Face of pier €112,500
Total Waterford €112,500
Courtown Harbour 2 Basin dredging works €112,500
Total Wexford €112,500
Wicklow Port, Packet Pier Proving and drainage works €112,500
Total Wicklow €112,500
Total Grant aid approved

 

€1,059,750

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