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Budget Provision for New Marine Institute Research Vessel

9th October 2019
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Marine Minister Michael Creed Marine Minister Michael Creed

In the budget, Marine Minister Michael Creed has made provision for the Department’s Seafood Programme to increase by €5 million, to a total of €137.8 million.

The provision, says Creed, will help fund vital investment in our fishery harbours, most particularly in Killybegs, Howth and Castletownbere.

The budget provision will allow the Marine Institute to progress the construction of a new €50 million modern research vessel. This will provide critical national infrastructure to enable Ireland to address the considerable challenges of Brexit and the Common Fisheries Policy as well as climate-induced impacts on our oceans.

Published in Budget, Marine Science
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