Tuesday, February 05, 2019

DUNMORE East Harbour has received a near €2 million boost as part of a new round of Government funding, Senator Paudie Coffey confirmed.

The latest capital investment of €1,970,000 brings the total amount spent by the Government on upgrades and improvements at the fishing harbour to almost €10 million.

Welcoming the latest investment, Senator Coffey said: “Dunmore East has received significant funding and investment over the course of the last number of years – the multi-million harbour dredging along with upgrades made to wharfs and the opening of a new slipway has enhanced the harbour immensely.”

He added: “The Auction Hall at Dunmore East received funding for its refurbishment and substantial investment has been made in the new waste water treatment and collection facilities to stop the pumping of raw sewerage into the sea at Dunmore East.”

The funding for Dunmore was confirmed to Senator Coffey by his party colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed.

It forms part of a total package of €35.7 million in funding for capital projects at Ireland’s Fishery Harbour Centres and publicly-owned Harbour Network.

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