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Clare has continuously raised the issue of coastal erosion in relation to a national strategy to deal with the worse effected areas including Portrane in North County Dublin. The sluggish response to the issue is placing homes in danger. See below for recent replies from the minister on this issue:
To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to develop a coordinated national coastal plan to prioritise the most at risk inhabited and to develop a unified approach to the management of coastal erosion nationwide..
– Clare Daly TD
The primary objective of Government policy on coastal protection is to ensure that in areas identified as being at greatest risk of damage or loss of economic assets through coastal erosion or flooding, appropriate and sustainable measures are identified by Local Authorities to protect those assets. Where such measures are economically justified on cost benefit grounds and compatible with all required environmental and other statutory requirements, they are implemented subject to the availability of resources.