Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (139)

Jimmy Deenihan


252 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the position regarding Scraggane pier, Maharees, Castlegregory, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2399/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

Scraggane Pier is owned by Kerry County Council, and responsibility for its repair and maintenance rests with the local authority in the first instance.

In 2001 Kerry County Council submitted a proposal to my Department for a feasibility study regarding improvement works at Scraggane pier. The cost of the study is estimated at €50,000. The question of funding the study in the 2004 to 2006 period will be considered in the context of the funding available for works at fishery harbours generally and overall national priorities.