Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (618)

Noel Harrington


618. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide an update on the restoration works to the Bulls Nose Pier on Cape Clear Island, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8412/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Work on the various consents for development works at Cape Clear is ongoing. In October 2012 a planning application for development works at Cape Clear was lodged with Cork County Council and an application for a Foreshore Licence was submitted to the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The outcome of both these processes is awaited. A Waste Registration Certificate to deal with the dredge material must also be obtained and this application is also ongoing.

In addition an application was made to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for Ministerial Consent under Section 14 of the Monuments Acts 1930 – 2004 to undertake the proposed works at North Harbour, Cape Clear and this consent has been granted. The project at Bulls Nose Pier, Cape Clear is progressing as planned.