Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (213)

Simon Coveney

Ceist:

289 Mr. Coveney asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the level of funding available towards dredging costs at Buncrana, County Donegal. [3628/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

Buncrana harbour is owned by Donegal County Council and responsibility for its repair and maintenance rests with the local authority in the first instance.

In November 2003 the county council submitted a proposal to my Department for funding to dredge Buncrana harbour at an estimated cost of €200,000. The question of providing funding for this project in the 2004 to 2006 period will depend on the amount of Exchequer funding available for works at fishery harbours generally and overall national priorities.