Skerries and Balbriggan harbours to benefit from funding boost

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, Alan Farrell, has said that successful applications, under the Brexit Adjustment Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme, for Skerries and Balbriggan, will improve the harbours for all.

Deputy Farrell said, “Two successful applications in Fingal will receive funding to complete important infrastructural projects. These projects will total €760,000 and the State will provide €646,000 of that funding.”

“The works carried out to Skerries harbour will see the installation of a concrete filled plate to cover repair works from below bed level; while the works in Balbriggan will see general repairs to the harbour.”

Deputy Farrell continued, “The works in Skerries harbour are anticipated to be completed by the end of this year, while repairs in Balbriggan are scheduled to be completed in Q1 of 2023.”

“Investing in our marine infrastructure is a necessity. For generations in Fingal our harbours have been a cherished part of our lives and our communities, it’s our duty to ensure that they are maintained and cared for so that future residents can enjoy and utilise them too.”

Deputy Farrell added, “Maintaining our harbours also brings economic opportunity to our towns and villages, allowing for a flourishing of other aspects of our community.”