Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (186)

Alan Farrell


186. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when he envisages funding being made available to Fingal County Council in order to proceed with the construction of a scheme to divert sewage from Rush Harbour, County Dublin, to the Portrane sewage plant; if this will be addressed urgently due to Rush Harbour failing to meet Environmental Protection Agency standards in 2013 for quality of bathing water; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26431/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 197 of 15 May 2013; it remains my Department’s intention to issue a decision to the Council on the relevant proposal shortly. In addition, Fingal County Council wrote to my Department on 20 May 2013 requesting approval to move two further elements of the Rush sewer network (North Beach and East Shore sewers) from planning stage to contracts to go to construction in the Water Services Investment Programme. This proposal is under examination and will be dealt with as soon as possible.