Labour TD for Cork South West Michael McCarthy has welcomed the news that almost a quarter of a million euro has been allocated to harbour projects and coastal development programmes in West Cork.

The funding has been made available under the Fishery Harbours and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2013.

Deputy McCarthy said: ‘This funding will help to develop a number of local fishing harbours, piers and coastal projects in West Cork this year. In total, €234,000 has been allocated to local projects under the scheme, with the funded works varying from reparation of sea walls to upgrading power supply units at piers. I am confident that the money will go some way towards improving the infrastructure in these areas and enhancing the well-being and sustainability of our local coastal communities…..

The Southern Star. 23/04/2013. Read the article ‘ West Cork harbours, piers to benefit from €234,000 funding’