Dáil Éireann - Volume 162 - 12 June, 1957
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Condition of Clogherhead (Louth) Pier.
Mr. Faulkner Mr. Faulkner
Mr. Faulkner asked the Minister for Lands if he is aware of the dangerous condition of the pier at Clogherhead, County Louth, and it he will state what action his Department is taking to protect the fishing fleet, which includes four Board Iascaigh Mhara trawlers.
Mr. Childers Mr. Childers
Mr. Childers: The pier at Clogherhead, County Louth, is in the charge of the Louth County Council, which is responsible for its maintenance and repair. The council has intimated to my Department that the structure is believed to be now unsound and that there may be need for complete reconstruction. In view of fact that there is also a local demand for improvement, as distinct from repair, of the pier, a general inspection of the harbour conditions has been arranged for and will be carried out as early as practicable.
Mr. Dillon Mr. Dillon
Mr. Dillon: Can the Minister not reassure Deputy Faulkner as to the safety of the Bord Iascaigh Mhara trawlers, inasmuch as only of them, is fit ti put to sea and none of them, except that one, has even seen the Clogherhead pier for the last two years as the engine fell out of one, the engine stuck in another and the third is unfit to put to sea?
Dáil Éireann 162 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Condition of Clogherhead (Louth) Pier.