Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (142)

Cecilia Keaveney

Question:

255 Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if funding is available for dredging at a location (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2420/04]

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

The pier in question is owned by Donegal County Council, and responsibility for its maintenance and repair rests with the local authority in the first instance.

In November 2003, the County Council submitted a proposal to my Department for funding to dredge the pier at an estimated cost of €200,000. The question of providing funding for that project in the 2004 to 2006 period will depend on the amount of Exchequer funding available for works at fishery harbours generally and overall national priorities.