Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (226)

Barry Cowen


226. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the breakdown of the €7,953,000 capital allocation in maritime transport and safety within his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced and completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6039/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The bulk of capital expenditure under the Maritime Transport and Safety area relates to programme spend by the Irish Coast Guard, including provision for a building programme, IT upgrades, vehicle and boat fleet renewal, pollution equipment and maintenance of telecommunications infrastructure. There is also provision for capital investment by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. A small capital provision covers IT and furniture for the administration of the area.

I have set out in tabular form any available information regarding projects that are ongoing. In most cases, the specific project costs are only determined once a tendering process has been completed and as such, it would not be appropriate to release estimated project costs in advance of the tendering process.


Capital Allocation


Project details

Expected timeframe


Irish Coast Guard Capital


IRCG Building programme including new builds in Greystones and Westport

IRCG IT Programme, including development costs for new Volunteer Information System (VIMS)

Ongoing (2021/22 for new builds)

On-going (2020 for VIMS)


Maritime Transport Admin – Office Equipment


IT and other office equipment



Maritime Transport Admin – Office Premises Expenses


Office furniture



Commissioner for Irish Lights


The €700k Capital allocation is to support CIL’S overall expected expenditure of over €2m in 2019 on the following projects Granuaile-Special Survey Dry Dock; Granuaile - Waterpipes replacement; Coastal Stations – Fastnet re-equipl; Lantern Room and first year of Blackrock Sligo re-equip; Coastal Monitoring Solution of Coastal AtoN

Due for completion 2019