Thursday, 19 November 2020

Ceisteanna (343)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Ceist:

343. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number and location of each building or property owned by the marine section of his Department nationwide; the income in rent received for each of the buildings or properties in each of the years, 2000 to 2019 and to date in 2020; and the amount invested in each building and property in the same period in tabular form. [37422/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department owns, operates and maintains six designated State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres (FHCs), located at Castletownbere, Dingle, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs and Ros An Mhíl under statute.  My Department became responsible for the Fishery Harbour Centres in October 2007.  Please note that Dingle was designated as a Fishery Harbour Centre in May 2007.

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. These properties are profiled in summary by FHC location in Table 1 which is attached.

My Department prepares annual Fishery Harbour Centre Accounts on an Income & Expenditure and Receipts & Payments basis which are laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.  Table 2 attached gives the overall rental receipts for each of the FHCs for the years 2000 to 2005 and 2008 to 2019  from the FHC Accounts as requested.  For the years 2006 and 2007, separate figures for rental receipts were not published in the Accounts and therefore the rental income figure has been provided.  In relation to 2020, the table shows the rental monies received as at 31 October 2020. 

Due to the commercially sensitive and/or personal nature of the information, it is not possible to provide rental receipt data on an individual customer basis.

Investment in third party leased FHC properties is made as required by the respective tenants occupying those properties.  As set out in the covenants of each lease, it is the responsibility of tenants to maintain, amend and keep property and buildings in a good state of repair and condition, and to keep the leasehold area free from defects for the duration of the lease agreement.  In the main, Departmental expenditure across the other properties is provided from my Department’s FHC Safety and Maintenance budget on an ongoing basis and is not readily available in the detail requested.

Table 1: Number of Properties in the Six State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres

Description

Number of Properties in the Six State-Owned Fishery Harbour Centres

Castletownbere FHC

Dingle FHC

Dunmore East FHC

Howth FHC

Killybegs FHC

Ros an Mhíl FHC

Total

Leased/Licensed

30

8

30

58

25

14

165

Potentially available for tender/disposal

1

1

2

1

1

6

Vacant Properties

Unavailable / unsuitable for tender

2

4

3

2

11

Department Use

18

7

10

11

10

7

63

Sale in Progress*

4

4

Total Properties

48

16

43

75

43

24

249

*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.

Table 2: Rental Receipts / Income for Properties in the 6 Fishery Harbour Centres 2000 to 2020 (inclusive) as per audited Fishery Harbour Centre Financial Statements

Year

Killybegs

Castletown'bere

Ros an Mhíl

Howth

Dunmore East

An Daingean

Total Rental Receipts

2000

22,714

43,610

26,019

109,060

11,233

-

212,636

2001

73,735

44,551

23,971

109,453

37,316

-

289,026

2002

27,657

133,880

12,055

305,672

27,703

-

506,967

2003

21,051

115,853

42,763

231,751

50,155

-

461,573

2004

41,434

64,322

27,086

283,171

39,909

-

455,922

2005

77,857

91,380

(21,296)

464,020

60,484

-

672,445

2006 *

238,093

183,039

29,826

717,006

81,145

-

1,249,109

2007 *

326,928

107,290

124,763

259,286

59,103

13,800 **

891,170

2008

81,312

15,050

38

56,642

7,352

34,892

195,286

2009

371,513

274,355

39,825

536,090

52,135

1,260

1,275,178

2010

225,709

243,527

37,800

473,542

81,077

37,696

1,099,351

2011

229,437

230,160

71,172

425,209

53,286

47,771

1,057,035

2012

268,349

270,660

134,600

549,840

59,550

25,835

1,308,834

2013

192,528

205,984

16,350

445,963

78,326

32,850

972,001

2014

183,989

169,128

87,950

438,719

54,508

27,000

961294

2015

188,783

141,716

27,100

525,644

47,864

40,350

971,457

2016

192,950

138,924

21,550

413,917

69,406

36,631

873,378

2017

181,470

267,203

39,975

501,916

55,620

37,000

1,083,184

2018

129,196

196,712

19,775

624,543

119,384

37,000

1,126,610

2019 ***

137,000

192,000

56,000

581,000

59,000

44,000

1,069,000

2020 (up to 31st October 2020) ****

131,470

188,259

13,718

393,794

48,908

26,136

802,285

* Income figure provided as the Receipts and Payments account had a composite figure for Harbour Dues & Rents

** Accounts for Part year as An Daingean was designated a Fishery Harbour Centre on 14th May 2007

*** Unaudited accounts

**** Extract from accounting system (unaudited)