Government should now provide the funding for the final piece of the infrastructural jigsaw for Doolin - BREEN

March 1st, 2010 - Pat Breen

Welcoming the news that €6million is to be invested in the development of Doolin Pier, Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen has urged the Government to complete the final piece of the infrastructural jigsaw for Doolin by providing the funding for the necessary development of the Sewerage Scheme.

“I welcome the news that €6m has been provided the development of the Pier at Doolin and it comes after years of campaigning for the project. Tourism is the lifeblood of the economy of Doolin and there are a number of tourist amenities on its doorstep, Lahinch, Ailwee Caves and the Cliffs of Moher and the development of Pier will also facilitate access from Doolin to the Aran Islands.”

“Now that the Pier and the local Coastguard facility are to be upgraded and development the final part of the infrastructural jigsaw is the necessary development of the Sewerage Scheme for Doolin.
Over 3,000 tourists visit Doolin every summer and they desperately need this infrastructure. The entire area is dependant on the successful completion of this sewerage scheme to compliment tourism and I would urge the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley to make sure that the necessary funding is providing in the 2010 Water & sewerage Services allocation.”

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