Written Answers - Harbours and Piers.

Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 603 No. 6

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  348.  Cecilia Keaveney  Information on Cecilia Keaveney  Zoom on Cecilia Keaveney   asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the position in relation to an application to upgrade a crane at a pier (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19436/05]

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Gallagher): Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher  Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher  Portaleen Pier in Glengad is owned by Donegal County Council, and responsibility for its repair and maintenance rests with the local authority in the first instance.

Donegal County Council recently submitted an application to upgrade the existing crane at Portaleen Pier in Glengad at an estimated total cost of €33,000. The question of providing funding for the works in question will depend on the amount of Exchequer funding available for works at fishery harbours generally and overall national priorities.

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