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Inishowen beaches need funding 01.11.07

INISHOWEN beaches need more funding next year for bins, changing rooms, safety signs and lifebelts.
That's according to Donegal Senator, Brian O’Domhnaill who is calling for a Seanad discussion on how local authorities can play a part in maximising the potential of beaches throughout the county.
There was outrage earlier this year when Culdaff lost its prestigious Blue Flag due to ongoing camping in the sand dunes.
Senator O’Domhnaill told the Seanad that beaches in his native county were among "the nicest and most unspoiled in Europe".
Culdaff beach.
But he said they lacked the structured support needed to realise their true potential.
“I have proposed that a plan be devised, through local authorities, to ensure that beaches are protected and, where suitable, developed somewhat with basic requirements such as bins, changing rooms, signage, and lifebelts," he said.
“Structured and safe walkways can also add immensely to a beach area.”
The Fianna Fail senator said funding for such works "was not readily available".
“I have called on the Minister for the Environment to attend the Seanad for a discussion on the potential of our beaches and their development, as compared with beaches on mainland Europe,” he said.
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