Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (212)

Finian McGrath

Ceist:

288 Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the position regarding the proposed 52 acre infill in Dublin Bay; and the details of other developments in the bay in 2004. [4045/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

Certain matters relating to the application by the Dublin Port Company for authorisation under the Foreshore Acts for the proposed reclamation of an area of foreshore in Dublin Bay are being pursued with the port company. These include matters concerning the environmental impact statement submitted with the application and queries relating to the title to the foreshore in question. Decisions on the further action to be taken in respect of the application will be made when these matters have been finalised.

Other proposed developments in the Dublin Bay area generally, in respect of which applications under the Foreshore Acts are being considered at present, include the construction of sea walls, railings and a reinforced concrete slab surface alongside the existing boat parking area at Strand Road, Sutton; construction of a breakwater at the rear of a private premises at Coliemore Road, Dalkey; a one hundred berth marina at Poolbeg for a private boat club; construction of a footbridge from City Quay to Custom House Quay; the repair and extension of an existing slipway to the rear of a private premises at Coliemore Road, Dalkey; relocation of a scout hut at Bull Island; reclamation of foreshore for construction of a boatyard and associated administration buildings at Howth harbour; and deepening and extension of berthage at the Dublin ferry terminal cargo terminal.