Dáil Éireann - Volume 569 - 26 June, 2003

Written Answers. - Coastal Erosion.

  86. Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if funding will be provided for a coastal erosion prevention scheme at Spanish Point, County Clare, in order to deal with the serious erosion problems; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18176/03]

  Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. D. Ahern): Responsibility for coast protection rests with the property [1211]owner whether it be a local authority or a private individual. In July 2002, my Department requested all coastal local authorities to submit proposals for coast protection works for the period 2003-06. Clare County Council did not submit a proposal for coast protection works at Spanish Point. Any proposal which the local authority may wish to submit will be considered in the context of the funding available for coast protection works in forward years and overall national priorities.