Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (320)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

320. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide a list of properties in the ownership of the Department at Killybegs, County Donegal, Howth, County Dublin and Dunmore East, County Waterford: if the properties are leased or vacant: if he will provide details of the letting history for each property over the last ten years: if each property is structurally sound: if security costs are being paid on any property now or over the last ten years: if he will confirm if any properties at these locations were disposed of in the past 10 years: if all rents are up to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29295/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department owns, operates and maintains six designated State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres (FHC) under statute, including Killybegs FHC, Howth FHC and Dunmore East FHC.

The FHCs contain a diverse property portfolio reflecting their role as working fishery harbours and as the location for a broad range of other marine activities. The total number of properties (excluding infrastructure) across the six FHCs was 249 as at 3 February 2020. The properties located in Killybegs FHC, Howth FHC and Dunmore East FHC numbered 43, 75 and 43 respectively, profiled in summary on the attached table.

My Department will revert directly to the Deputy with the significant level of detailed information sought in relation to individual properties in the three FHCs.

Fishery Harbour Centre Properties in Killybegs FHC, Howth FHC and Dunmore East FHC

Description

Number of Properties

Killybegs FHC

Howth FHC

Dunmore East FHC

Leased/Licensed

25

58

30

Potentially available for tender/disposal

1

2

1

Vacant Properties

Unavailable / unsuitable for tender

3

4

2

Department Use

10

11

10

Sale in Progress*

4

Total Properties

43

75

43

*These relate to boundary rectification issues involving small plots of ground which historically formed part of the gardens of privately owned houses outside of the FHC and which are of no operational value to the FHC.