#PortExpansion - The Connacht Tribune writes that the Government has no intention of providing Galway Harbour with part-financing to enable expansion plans.
Shane Ross, the new Transport Minister, reiterated in Dáil Éireann that the State would not be funding the project, which is currently being assessed by An Bórd Pleanála.
“With regard to funding for ports, National Ports Policy 2013 clearly outlines that all port infrastructure development must be funded by the port companies, including Galway, on a commercial basis without recourse to the Exchequer,” said Minister Ross.
An oral hearing into the proposed €126 million development was held in January 2015.
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