Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2067)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

2067. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the grant allocations to Kerry County Council under the fishery harbour and coastal infrastructure scheme since 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32453/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department owns, operates and maintains six designated State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres, located at Castletownbere, Dingle, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs and Ros An Mhíl under statute.

In addition, my Department also has responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of North Harbour at Cape Clear, as well as the maintenance of a small number of specific piers, lights and beacons throughout Ireland, in accordance with the 1902 ex-congested Districts Board piers, lights and Beacons Act.

The responsibility for the development, and maintenance of Local Authority owned piers, harbours and slipways rests with each Local Authority in the first instance and their parent Department, the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government thereafter.

However, as part of my Department’s annual Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, limited funding is provided to assist coastal Local Authorities in carrying out small scale projects for the development and repair of piers, harbours and slipways in their ownership.

Between 2011 and 2018, Kerry County Council have received grants totalling €1,654,657 under the Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme (incl the special Storm Damage scheme in 2014). In addition, I have allocated €127,500 to the Council under the 2019 programme. The following table sets out the details of the projects funded under the programme between 2011 and 2018 and those approved for funding in 2019.

Kerry County Council Grant Allocations 2011 - 2019

Year

Location

Amount Allocated €

Yearly Totals

2011

Kenmare Works

67,500

Fenit slipway

46,735

Westcove slipway

16,357

€130,592

2012

Laghacallow Slipway

377

Dooneen Repairs

45,000

Knightstown Repair

7,500

€52,877

2013

Castlemaine Hbr

67,021

Knightstown Pier

10,521

Brandon Pier

48,750

€126,292

2014

Renard Pier

112,500

Brandon Pier

57,610

Dromatoor Pier

7,500

Cahersiveen Pier

2,067

The Glen Pier

3,375

Rossdohan Pier

1,333

Blackwater Pier

1,875

Oysterbed Pier

2,625

Cornagillagh Pier

623

Kenmare Pier

2,484

Local Aids to Navigation

17,395

Kilmakilogue Pier

18,675

Tahilla Pier

5,412

Blackwater Pier

613

Cuan Pier

2,700

Coonanna Pier

1,125

Cooscrome Pier

7,606

Fenit Pier

7,740

Knightstown Pier

6,750

Dromatoor Pier

7,650

Bunnavalla Pier

4,430

Dunquin Pier

27,000

Brandon Pier

2,796

€301,884

2015

Renard Pier

71,863

Scraggane Pier

14,713

Brandon Pier

13,121

Kay Rock A to N

17,494

Tarbert Pier

3,750

Caherciveen A to N

29,935

€150,876

2016

Ballinskelligs Pier

112,500

Fenit Pier

112,500

Renard Pier

90,000

Scraggane Pier

45,000

Caherciveen Pier

3,750

Kay Rock AtoN

60,000

Visitor Moorings

27,866

Kenmare River AtoN

21,492

€473,108

2017

Ballinskelligs Pier

112,380

Renard Pier

60,872

Fenit Pier 1

22,500

Fenit Pier 2

60,000

€255,752

2018

Ballinskelligs Pier

109,598

Tarbert Pier

53,678

€163,276

2019

Tarbert Pier

112,500

Dromatoor Pier

15,000

€127,500

Total:

1,782,157