Tuesday, 28 February 1995
Dáil Éireann Debate
243. Mr. D. Ahern asked the Minister for the Marine the present position regarding carrying out improvements on the Clogherhead Pier, County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4446/95]
Minister for the Marine (Mr. Coveney): The funding available to the Department of the Marine for fishery harbour development works, some £2.38 million, is fully accounted for with the priority projects currently underway. There is no additional funding available for any development works at Clogherhead Pier during 1995.
As the Deputy will be aware, approximately £8.3 million has been allocated under the National Development Plan for development works at fishery harbours for the period through to 1999. Given this level of funding it is difficult to see how it will be possible to carry  out any works at Clogherhead in the short term. However, I will be making rigorous efforts to secure additional funding for such development works at fishery harbours and I will give consideration to Clogherhead Pier in the light of available funding.
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