Written Answers. - County Cork Ice Plant.

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asked the Minister for Fisheries and Forestry if he will ask an Bord Iascaigh Mhara to provide an ice plant at Baltimore, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

I understand from an Bord Iascaigh Mhara that following discussions with the Baltimore Fishermen's Association a technical appraisal has been made of the project. The board's capital development programme for 1985 is at present under consideration and a decision on whether an ice plant will be provided at Baltimore this year is expected to be reached within the next month.