I propose to take Questions Nos. 1610 and 1611 together.
I have recently visited Clare Island as part of a series of Islands visits and, as the Deputy is aware, the principal mainland facility used to provide subsidised ferry services for Inishturk and Clare Island is Roonagh Pier. Mayo County Council is the relevant authority with responsibility for both Roonagh Pier and for the harbour facilities on Clare Island. The development and upkeep of these facilities is, therefore, a matter for that local authority.
My Department has not received any proposals from Mayo County Council in relation to the development of either of these facilities. Should such proposals be forthcoming, my Department will give consideration to same, having regard to the funding available for island infrastructure development and the various demands on that funding.