Breen gives a cautious welcome to news that a Planning Application will be lodged this week for a new Coastguard Centre in Doolin.

February 26th, 2010 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen has today given a cautious welcome to the news that the Department of Transport and Marine is to lodge a planning application with Clare County Council this week for the long awaited new coastguard centre at Doolin.

“We have received commitments before in relation to the provision of a permanent home for the Coastguard in Doolin and we have been disappointed. I hope that this latest news means that we will finally see the end of years of waiting for the progression of this most necessary project in North Clare.”

“When fears arose, last month, about the €1.5 million which Minister Dempsey had promised was ring fenced for the project, I raised this matter with him in the Dail and he told me that an Application would be lodged shortly for the project.”

“The volunteers coastguards in Doolin put their lives on the line every day to save others and the very least they deserve is to have a permanent facility constructed to cater for their needs.”

“Providing that the Application secures the necessary Planning Permission, I hope that no further delays will hold up the construction of his facility.”

ENDS.