Funding Granted for Piers and Harbours in West Cork – Daly

Monday April 2nd 2018

Funding Granted for Piers and Harbours in West Cork – Daly

 

Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly has today confirmed €243,000 from the Capital Investment Programme is to be invested for development of piers and harbours in West Cork.

Minister Daly said, ‘Following on from my previous meetings with my Government colleague, Minister Creed with regard to the need for funding for the development of piers and harbours along West Cork. It has confirmed to me, that the Capital Investment Programme will fund improvement works at Glengarriff Pier, Pallas Pier and Tinawell Pier with further funding being allocated to Schull Harbour for the installation of a pontoon.’
Continuing Minster Daly said, ‘I have been in regular contact with the local committee in Schull to progress this major development of a new pontoon in Schull. This significant investment of €112,500 for Schull will ensure that this major development can now progress to the next stage.’

This Capital Investment Programme is to assist Coastal Local Authorities with the work that is to be done at Schull, Glengarriff and Ardgroom. The Department will co-fund these projects by providing up to 75% of the funding and Cork County Council providing the balance.

Concluding Minister Daly said that ‘this funding is vital for the community groups and Cork County Council for their important projects along West Cork.’

ENDS

Schull Pontoon; Install pontoon at Schull harbour. Pontoon already procured by the community, €112,500

Glengarriff Pier; Upgrade and improve existing pier including new steel steps and safety rails. Repair existing fenders and steelwork, €56,250

Pallas Pier, Ardgroom Inward, CTB; Construct replacement access ramp from road to strand to facilitate landings of shell fish harvesting, €38,250

Tinawell Pier, Ardgroom Outward, CTB; Replacement pier walls, re-decking, ladder, toe rails and mooring rings, €36,000

Total for West Cork 243,000