first_imgMinister Joe McHugh TD has welcomed a funding boost for Killybegs totalling €1.15M, with a further funding going to Donegal County Council.Simon Coveney TD has released the full details of a €17.8m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned fishery harbours and local harbour network.Commenting on the announcement, Minister McHugh “We have received confirmation today from Minister Coveney that Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre (FHC) is to receive €1.15Million in funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and marine. “This money will go directly towards specific works needed at the centre, including: improvement works to Shipyard Entrances (€40,000); Small Craft Harbour – Phase 2 (€700,000); Provision of additional bollards (€60,000); Smooth Point Pier Extension – studies and preparation (€175,000); Power Outlets – Boatyard (€40,000).“In addition to this funding, there will also be €1,500,000 given to Local Authorities across the country for ‘Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure’ and €1,400,000 for ‘Local Authority Storm Damage’.“There are serious demands at present across Ireland to ensure that rural areas of the country and the importance of these areas are not overlooked or left behind as the country begins to find it’s economic feet again.“Today’s announcement goes towards this objective, by acknowledign the key role the fishing industry plays in Ireland and the importance of supporting that industry and those fishermen and communities who work so hard to keep it going and thrive.” Minister Coveney said: “This is a significant level of investment in Ireland’s publicly owned fisheries and local harbour network. It will continue the implementation of this Governments strategy to develop and improve the facilities at our Fishery Harbour Centres and other public harbours around our coast, benefitting a broad cohort of stakeholders including the fishing industry, seafood processing sector, other ancillary marine industries, marine tourism and leisure and the wider rural coastal communities.” McHUGH WELCOMES €1.15M FUNDING FOR KILLYBEGS HARBOUR CENTRE was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:funding boostJoe McHughKillybegslast_img

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