17/04/13

17/04/2013: McGinley welcomes confirmation of funding for harbour developments in County Donegal

Wednesday, April 17th – Dinny McGinley , Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has welcomed confirmation from his colleague, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TD, that funding has been made available for €131,250 harbour developments in his constituency in County Donegal.

A total of €131,250 is being allocated by the Department of Agriculture to these developments:

Árainn Mhór – Upgrade of aids to navigation (AtoNs); Árainn Mhór access
It is proposed to enhance navigation safety to and from Árainn Mhór by putting in place structures and upgrades of existing facilities.
Total Cost €50,000
Maximum DAFM Contribution (75% of Total Cost) €37,500

Árainn Mhór – Slipways at Trá an tSéipéil and Athphort
Repair cavities in slipway.
Total Cost €35,000
Maximum DAFM Contribution (75% of Total Cost) €26,250

Inis Bó Finne raise sea wall
Raise Sea Wall at back of pier by 0.5m to prevent overtopping during storm conditions.
Total Cost €40,000
Maximum DAFM Contribution (75% of Total Cost) €30,000

Teileann slipway
Pick and re-point existing cobbled slipway.
Total Cost €10,000
Maximum DAFM Contribution (75% of Total Cost) €7,500

Inis Bó Finne grout slipway
Scouring has occurred to the base of the slipway. It is proposed to pressure grout the slipway to repair the voids.
Total Cost €30,000
Maximum DAFM Contribution (75% of Total Cost) €22,500

Loughros Point
Replace timber skids to slipway.
Total Cost €10,000
Maximum DAFM Contribution (75% of Total Cost) €7,500

Minister McGinley commented:
“I welcome confirmation from Minister Coveney that these important developments and improvements are being supported. Now that this funding has been confirmed work can commence without delay for the benefit of fishermen and safety of all that use these facilities.”

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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