Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 04 July, 2006

Written Answers. - Port Development.

Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the information Shannon Foynes Port Company has provided to his Department regarding its proposal for the development of a new container transhipment terminal on the lower reaches of the Shannon Estuary; the proposed timeframe for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25766/06]

  Mr. Browne:The Port Company made an application to the Department on 5 April 2005 for permission under the Foreshore Acts to reclaim 0.9 hectares of a small harbour at West Quay, Foynes, to facilitate the temporary storage of containers. Consultants acting for the Port Company subsequently withdrew this application. No reason was given for this decision, and no indication has been given by the Port Company as to how it proposes to proceed in this matter.