Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (574)

Paudie Coffey


574. Deputy Paudie Coffey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he will sanction funding for the proposed dredging of Dunmore East Harbour; the estimated cost of this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5370/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Development Programme which my Department administers on an annual basis provides funding for capital works at the six Fishery Harbour Centres including Dunmore East. The current estimate for the dredging at Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre is in the order of €4 million. As with other potential projects in the six Fishery Harbour Centres, dredging at Dunmore East, will be considered for inclusion under the 2014 programme on the basis of available exchequer funding and competing priorities.