Dáil Éireann - Volume 186 - 15 February, 1961
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Galway Harbour Scheme.
Mr. Carty Mr. Carty Mr. Geoghegan Mr. Geoghegan
48. Mr. Geoghegan and Mr. Carty asked the Minister for Transport and Power when he will be in a position to make an announcement regarding the Galway harbour scheme.
Mr. Childers Mr. Childers
Mr. Childers: The Government have considered the revised harbour improvement scheme submitted by Galway Harbour Commissioners and have decided that the grant of £340,000 previously approved for harbour works at Galway should be  applied to the revised scheme. The revised scheme includes——
(1) Improvement works related to those already provided for in the previous scheme
(a) Linking-up of the Dún Aengus and Commercial Docks, and deepending of portion of the Commercial Dock;
(b) Construction of 362 yds. of false quay walls at the Commercial Dock;
(c) Resurfacing of roads and renewal of surfaces at reconstructed quays;
(2) New works not hitherto provided for
(a) Dredging of approach channel to docks;
(b) Erection of transit sheds;
(c) Provision of new passenger shed facilities;
(d) Repairs to dock gates, provisions of buoys and of improved lighting installations.
The revised scheme is designed to render the port of Galway better fitted to cater for the existing traffic, and for any foreseeable increase in trade. It will also enable as many as four vessels of 4,000 tons deadweight tonnage to use the harbour at the one time.
The Government decision has been communicated to the Harbour Commissioners, who will now be responsible for drawing up, and submitting for my approval, the necessary contract documents in respect of the modified scheme, preparatory to the invitation of tenders for the work.
Dáil Éireann 186 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Galway Harbour Scheme.