Written Answers. - Cork Free Port.

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asked the Minister for the Marine the financial and other resources he plans to make available to the Cork Free Port management group in order that the Cork Free Port can be marketed adequately both at home and abroad.

I have recently appointed a manager for Ringaskiddy Free Port whose main function will be the promotion of the free port area. I have also appointed an advisory committee to assist him in his tasks. It will now be a matter for the manager and the advisory committee to draw up their plans for marketing the free port and to co-ordinate effective co-operation of the relevant state agencies in the marketing and promotion of the free port.