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  Dáil Question re Pier Works Cape Clear

11. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the harbour works on Cape Clear Island, County Cork, will be completed. [28158/17]

   Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan: This question relates to the harbour works on Cape Clear.  When will they be completed?

   Deputy Andrew Doyle: The Department owns, manages and maintains six designated State-owned fishery harbour centres at Castletownbere, Dingle, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs and Ros An Mhíl.  In addition, the Department also has responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of North Harbour at Cape Clear, as well as the maintenance of a small number of specific piers, lights and beacons throughout Ireland, in accordance with the 1902 ex-congested Districts Board Piers, Lights and Beacons Act.
  Under the 2017 fishery harbour and coastal infrastructure capital programme, I have approved funding of €28 million for the overall programme, with €720,000 being allocated for maintenance and development works on North Harbour at Cape Clear Island in 2017.
  The 2017 programme provides €200,000 for pontoons at Cape Clear and €250,000 for the design, preparation of contract documents and planning for additional repair work to Duffy's Pier.  The remainder of the funding is allocated to safety and maintenance works, and the finalisation of 2016 projects.
  The pontoons have been procured and it is anticipated that installation will be completed during the summer months.  The Duffy’s Pier preparatory work will also be completed in 2017.  However, further work will be subject to permission and funding in future years.

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