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Coastal Protection

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 7 March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Questions (360)

Pearse Doherty


360. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a decision will be made in respect of an application made by the local authority for coastal defences at Maghery, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12024/17]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The application received from Donegal County Council under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme for funding to undertake a project comprising of coastal erosion defence repairs at Maghery Strand was not eligible for funding under the Scheme as it did not meet the criteria of the scheme for a number of reasons which were notified to the Council by the Office of Public Works.

The application overall presents complex issues of coastal erosion and Donegal County Council and the OPW will explore further the range of options available to address the problem with a view to deciding on the optimum solution in the shortest possible timeframe.