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Minister Announces Local Authority Project Funding

IRELAND - Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today announced that funding has been approved for harbour development projects in Local Authority owned harbours under the Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2010.

Funding has been approved for projects that have been identified as priorities by each of the five Local Authorities &ndash the county councils of Fingal, Sligo, Cork, Wexford and West Cork.

Up to 75 per cent of the cost of an approved project (subject to the maximum figure approved) will be available for each project with the Local Authority providing the balance. The project must be completed and funding drawn down before the end of the current calendar year. The projects are located in harbours around our coastline that are in Local Authority ownership.

Minister Connick said: "The Local Authority owned fishing harbours supplement and underpin the activities undertaken in our Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food owned Fishery Harbour Centres. These harbours are of great importance to the fishing and aquaculture industries and provide much needed employment and support for economic activity in our coastal communities. I am delighted to be able to announce the provision of this funding to enhance and develop these facilities."

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