Written Answers. - Dún Laoghaire (Dublin) Harbour.

Tuesday, 16 May 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 452 No. 8

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  226.  Mr. Andrews  Information on David Andrews  Zoom on David Andrews   asked the Minister for the Marine  Information on Hugh Coveney  Zoom on Hugh Coveney   in view of the completion of the harbours facility at St. Michael's Wharf, Dún Laoghaire, the plans if any, he has for a marina in Dún Laoghaire harbour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8649/95]

  227.  Mr. Andrews  Information on David Andrews  Zoom on David Andrews   asked the Minister for the Marine  Information on Hugh Coveney  Zoom on Hugh Coveney   the plans, if any, he has for the future of Dún Laoighaire Harbour in the context of a marina or marinas: and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8878/95]

Minister for the Marine (Mr. Coveney): Information on Hugh Coveney  Zoom on Hugh Coveney  I propose to take Questions Nos. 226 and 227 together.

The Government is strongly committed to the optimum development of the leisure and recreational potential of Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

[1889] The essential base technical information, including detailed site investigation and comprehensive wave analysis, to facilitate the installation of marine facilities has been completed. The information obtained from these studies has been made available to interested parties.

Comprehensive consultations, through the recreational committee of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Board, with harbour users and other interested parties, have elicited a number of potential development and recreational projects. The financial viability of some of these projects is being professionally assessed at the moment.

If these projects prove to be technically and financially viable and attract a reasonable degree of support, my Department will do everything in its power to facilitate their progression to the planning stage.

For the information of the Deputy both the Minister of State, Deputy Eamon Gilmore, and I recently met with the commodores of the main yacht clubs to hear their views on any proposals.


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