Clare Deputy and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade & Clare T.D. Pat Breen has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, that €207,000 has been allocated for two projects in the County under the 2015 Fishery Harbours Capital Investment Programme.
“The two projects to benefit in Clare are in Ballyvaughan and Liscannor. €109,000 has been allocated to replace the existing deck with local stone in Liscannor. Rock revetment to the Western side of the Harbour will also be undertaken.
In Ballyvaughan, €97,000 has been allocated to underpin the pier wall damaged by erosion.
Overall Minister Coveney has announced details of increased funding for €5m for a number of projects throughout the Country, which brings the total capital investment made under the 2015 Fishery Harbours Capital Investment Programme to €22.9 million.
“News of today’s funding for the projects in Liscannor and Ballyvaughan is very welcome and follows the investment of €112,500 previously announced for works at the Pier in New Quay and the Official Opening of the New Pier in Doolin.
Tourism is the lifeblood of North Clare’s economy and this commitment to fund these Piers is important in boosting this Industry. It is also an indication of the Government’s commitment to developing our piers for the benefit of our fishing industry, seafood processing sector, other ancillary marine industries, tenants and the wider community ensuring that they are fit for purpose in order to generate income and jobs in the local communities.”