Greencastle harbour is owned by Donegal County Council and responsibility for the maintenance and development of the harbour rests with that local authority in the first instance.
My Department has, however, in recent years, project managed works on phase one of the Greencastle Harbour development project on behalf of Donegal County Council as well as providing funding.
Officials from Donegal County Council recently met with officials from my Department to explore mechanisms to advance the project. The officials from Donegal County Council agreed to consider the options, in consultation with their colleagues and revert at an early date.
Any proposal for funding submitted under the 2011 Fishery Harbours and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme by Donegal County Council in relation to Greencastle will be considered in the context of available exchequer funding and competing national priorities.