Minister Killeen Opens New Quay At Castletownbere

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Mon Jan 26 2009

The new quay allows for larger vessels carrying deeper draft and will accommodate the new modern vessels which have entered the Castletownbere fleet.

While in Castletownbere, the Minister of State announced that the total investment under the 2009 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Programme for the Castletownbere project will be in excess of EUR6.5 million. This will complete the quay development at Dinish Island and provide a total of 210 meters of new quay with modern facilities.

Special mention was given to the RNLI and Minister Killeen paid tribute to the valuable contribution they make to the safety of all seafarers.

"During my visit to Castletownbere I took the opportunity to meet fishermen and to hear at first hand the issues of importance to them and I am committed to continuing to work closely with the federation of Irish Fishermen which includes the Irish South and West Fishermen’s Organisation to advance and resolve as many issues as possible and to drive forward the development of the industry as set down in the Cawley Strategy," commented Minister Killeen.


Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or
- High-resolution images of Minister Killeen are available

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