Dáil Éireann - Volume 583 - 31 March, 2004
Written Answers. - Harbours and Piers.
Mr. Coveney Mr. Coveney
176. Mr. Coveney asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources when funds will be allocated towards dredging costs at Buncrana on Lough Swilly, in County Donegal. [10278/04]
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
Mr. D. Ahern: Buncrana Harbour is owned by Donegal County Council and responsibility for its repair and maintenance rests with the local authority in the first instance.
In November 2003 the county council submitted a proposal to my Department for funding to dredge Buncrana Harbour at an estimated cost of €200,000. The question of providing funding for this project in the 2004-06 period will depend on the amount of Exchequer  funding available for works at fishery harbours generally and overall national priorities.
The foreshore licence application by Donegal County Council in respect of dredging at Buncrana is also currently being finalised by my Department.
Dáil Éireann 583 Written Answers. Harbours and Piers.