Killybegs Harbour Centre has secured funding of almost €8 million today.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has this morning approved a €27.9m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned fishery harbour network. Killybegs’ cut of €8 million represents a third of the overall national funding allocated today.
Development works to be carried out include the smooth point extension (phase 2), landing Pier electrical upgrades and safety and maintenance works, as well as contractual commitments and necessary disability access works.
The Annual Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme provides funding for safety, maintenance and new development works at the six Fishery Harbour Centres at Howth, Dunmore East, Castletownbere, Dingle, Ros an Mhíl and Killybegs which account for 82% of all quota landings into Ireland.
Minister Creed said: “The €27.9m allocated for the 2018 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme is a substantial capital investment in our six Fishery Harbour Centres located throughout the country, and other fisheries related marine infrastructure, and it builds on previous successful Capital Programmes.”
Donegal Fine Gael Minister Joe McHugh comments: “This funding investment of €7.98M will positively support and enhance the facilities located at Killybegs Harbour Centre, enabling them to continue with their ongoing development of the sea fisheries and seafood processing sectors.”
“Minister Creed has also allocated €2m for a Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure programme to assist coastal Local Authorities in the repair and development of piers, harbours and slipways under their ownership.”Tags: