Donegal is to receive 750,000 euro in funding for storm damage relief and €730,000 euro to develop a small craft harbour at Killybegs.
Dinny McGinley, TD, minister of state for the Gaeltacht; and Joe McHugh, Fine Gael TD for Donegal North East, welcomed the news, with Deputy McHugh calling the announcement by Minister Simon Coveney, “a very positive one for Donegal and specifically for the development of a small craft harbour in Killybegs.
“The recent damage caused by storm and severe weather was considerable across the country, and while there are some areas that were hit harder than others, there were many businesses and infrastructures in Donegal which were badly affected and I warmly welcome the Minister’s acknowledgment and investment in the region,” Deputy McHugh said.
He called funding for the harbour development “a very significant investment for the area, both in terms of local business and the additional access this will give to small and medium fishermen, but also to the local community and creating local employment for the project”.
The storm-damage funding included 36,000 euro for Mountcharles Pier; 45,000 euro for Magheraroarty Harbour; 45,000 euro for Buncrana Harbour; 27,000 euro for the Rannagh pier slip on Arranmore Island; 7,200 euro for Bundoran pier; 6,750 euro for Malinmore pier; 6,750 euro for Doonalt pier near Glencolmcille; 16,200 euro for Bruckless pier; 18,000 euro for Port Inver; 22,500 euro for Cladnageeragh pier near Kilcar; 22,500 euro for Portsalon pier; 31,500 euro for Bunaniver pier; 9,000 euro for navigation lights at Wyon Point and Rinnalea; 31,500 euro for Nancy’s Rock navigation perch; 9,000 euro for Cassan Sound pier; 18,000 euro for Malinbeg, Ballyederlan, Gortalia and Tawney piers and slipways; 3,600 euro for Donegal town pier; 135,000 for Bunagee pier; 13,500 euro for Ballysaggart pier; 27,000 for Owey Island pier; 27,000 for Rathmullan pier; 45,000 euro for Leabgarrow Harbour on Arranmore Island; 45,000 euro for Ballyshannon Harbour; 9,000 euro for Curransport slipway; 6,750 euro for Arranmore, Stackamore slipway; 6,750 euro for Cruit Island slipway; 18,000 euro for Inis Caoraigh slipway; and 63,000 euro for Shore Road at Killybegs Harbour.