€112,500 for New Quay Pier – Breen

June 3rd, 2015 - Pat Breen

New Quay Pier is to receive €112,500 in funding as part of a national programme for the repair and development of piers and harbours”, says Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade.

“This is really good news for the community in New Quay. In total €1.6 million in State funding has been allocated to the Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure programme. I am delighted that New Quay is one of the 25 local authority piers and harbours set to benefit from this programme.

“The funding will be used for the underpinning of existing pier wall, removal & reconstruction of section of existing Stone pier and steps, grouting of joints, pavement upgrade

“This funding, for the repair and development of piers and harbours, is crucial for ensuring their long term sustainability. Our fishing, marine and tourism industries depends so much on this infrastructure around the coastline of Ireland and the local community here in North Clare really depend on New Quay Pier.

“The new round of funding comes in addition to the €1.4m already announced to facilitate the completion of a number of Local Authority Storm Damage projects which were approved in 2014 as part of the Government’s response to the extreme weather conditions in late 2013 and early 2014.

“This Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2015 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% of the total cost of approved projects, with the Local Authority providing the balance.”