Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (185)

Éamon Ó Cuív


185. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of Galway Port; his plans to maintain the port as a national tier 2 port or to downgrade it to a port of regional importance in view of the major development plans being developed for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24609/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

National Ports Policy (2013), which was approved by the Government, categorises Galway Harbour Company as a Port of Regional Significance. There is no change to the status of Galway Port as this categorisation remains unchanged.

National Ports Policy provides for the transfer of five designated Ports of Regional Significance (Drogheda, Dún Laoghaire, Galway, New Ross and Wicklow) to more appropriate local authority led governance structures.

Galway Harbour Company as a Port of Regional Significance is designated to transfer to Galway City Council and due diligence is currently underway in preparation for the transfer.