MARINE MATTERS: Agriculture Minister Creed’s Department gives €93,750 to Cork County Council towards repair of three piers – The Lusitania Pier, Ballydonegan Pier, and Brown’s Island Pier

31 May 2017
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

File photo: Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD pictured in April in Macroom, Co Cork at an open evening assisting Farmers apply for grants. Picture: Billy macGill

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced details of an extended programme to assist 9 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 16 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them (see table below for details).

This €1m package augments the €2.8m already approved by the Minister in March and means that in total 67 Local Authority developments will receive funding under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.

The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.

Cork based Minister Creed said “Between 2011 and 2016 , in excess of €22.5m has been granted to Local Authorities for work under taken on 437 projects under the Local Authority element of my Departments capital programme. This, in conjunction with the €3.8m in total for 67 projects this year constitutes a significant investment in rural communities spread along Irelands’ coastline ensuring a broad geographic spread of economic and social benefits accruing from the programme.”

Extended 2017 Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded Local Authority works – Cork details:

Cork County Council

  • Lusitania Pier – Slipway repairs and refurbishment – €37,500
  • Ballydonegan Pier – Repair existing sea walls and steps, install railings and toerails – €11,250
  • Brown’s Island Pier – Repair existing damaged pier – €45,000
  • Total Cork €93,750

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