MONDAY’S Government announcement of almost €233,000 for storm damaged Clare piers will be met with relief in the communities affected.
Clare Labour TD, Michael McNamara said that four piers will benefit from a funding package for the repair of public owned piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the winter storms.
Funding for four Clare Piers is as follows:
- Liscannor €130,950
- Ballyvaughan Pier €65,700
- Seafield Pier €18,000
- Kilbaha Pier €18,000
“These funds will be made available to Clare County Council for the immediate repair of the piers concerned as part of an extended capital programme for 2014. I welcome the Clare allocation announced by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney,” commented Deputy McNamara.
“When I met him in Liscannor, where he surveyed the storm damage, I have no doubt that the minister was shocked by the scale of the damage and that fact that he has reacted so swiftly is very good news,” Deputy McNamara added.