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Funding for repair works to Ballinskelligs Pier have been approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Its expected the overall cost of stabilisation works, structural repairs and underpinning works to the pier is €150,000.

75% of this, or €112,500 is eligible to be funded under the annual Fishery Harbour & Coastal Infrastructure Development programme.

The Local Authority element of the programme is financed on an annual basis with no guarantees from year to year that moneys will be available.

Approved projects have to be completed in 2017.

The funding has been welcomed by Kerry Independent Deputy Michael Healy-Rae.