McConalogue announces investment of €29.7M in Fishery Harbour Centres
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D, last week announced the allocation of almost €29.7m for capital projects in 2024 in Ireland’s six state-owned Fishery Harbour Centres at Killybegs, Ros an Mhíl, An Daingean, Castletownbere, Dunmore East and Howth.
Commenting the news, the minister McConalogue said: “The six Fishery Harbour Centres are crucial infrastructure for our seafood industry.”
“Approximately 87% of all fish landings into Ireland come through these facilities making them strategic economic hubs for the Seafood industry. The continuous development of the infrastructure in these Harbours is critical to the fishing fleet and the land-based seafood processing industry.”
The Deep-water Quay project at Ros an Mhíl continues to be a priority project (€17m in 2024) and is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2025.
The Smooth Point pier extension (€3.25m in 2024) at Killybegs will be concluded in the coming months.
New investment at Castletownbere will focus on maintenance of the Mainland Quay (€575k in 2024) to be phased as an multiannual project with further investment in subsequent years.
The Programme also provides for maintenance works at Cape Clear.