Dáil Éireann - Volume 597 - 08 February, 2005
Written Answers - Coastal Protection.
Mr. McGinley Mr. McGinley
145. Mr. McGinley asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the extensive damage caused by recent storms at Maghery Beach, County Donegal; and if he will provide  funding to have coastal protection work completed before winter 2005. [3534/05]
Mr. Gallagher Mr. Gallagher
Mr. Gallagher: Responsibility for coast protection rests with the property owner whether it be a local authority or a private individual. In July 2002, the Department requested all coastal local authorities to submit proposals, in order of priority, for consideration in the context of the 2003-2006 national coast protection programmes. Donegal County Council submitted a proposal relating to Maghery Beach estimated at €280,000. The proposal was number 11 in its order of priority. There was no Exchequer funding for this project in 2004. This project will be considered in the context of the amount of Exchequer funding available for coast protection works and overall national priorities.
Dáil Éireann 597 Written Answers Coastal Protection.