Minister responds to call for urgent Rosses Point remedial works with funding for just a study

Area and businesses affected by 2013 storms
Resort one of the country’s leading golfing and tourist attractions

Sligo News File Online.

It made for a great photo occasion when Tony McLoughlin led
Public Works Minister, Simon Harris on a walkabout of Rosses
Point. On hand at McLoughlin’s invitation were officials of the
county council, chamber of commerce, local business representatives and TDs and councillors

Afterwards McLoughlin spoke of the prospect or hope of grants to follow for local remedial works, and the involvement of the County Council and OPW in preparatory activity for what was expected would be an early start on a programme of improvements

However, it now seems the best the Minister has apparently seen fit  to approve is just the bare cost of a study, €60,000.  Despite the need for prompt attention to coastal erosion and other equally pressing issues in what is one of the country’s leading golfing and tourist attractions, it looks that no undertaking has been given on the allocation of further financial support for works in the area.

It’s reported meanwhile that Enniscrone has lost both its Blue Flag and Green Coast Award. Other resorts understood to have lost the Blue Flag include Skerries in north Dublin, Rathmullan in Co Donegal, and Ballycastle in Co Mayo.