COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL
BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING
[Services A – Operational Matters]
Thursday, 9th November, 2017
ITEM NO. 9
Question: Councillor B. Dennehy
"To ask the Chief Executive to outline the improvement works planned for Rush
Harbour for the capital budget allocation in terms of upgrading and maintenance
work in 2018."
No specific improvement works have been identified for action in 2018. It was
intended to replace some missing stones and repoint others in 2017 but during a
preparatory examination it was noted that there is some “scouring” taking place
of fill behind the face of the pier. It is intended to have a specialist company
carry out a thorough examination to identify what works might be required. This
works will most likely take place in 2018.
It was also intended to explore how the surface of the platform might be
improved to make it more accessible to the public. However as it is a listed
structure identifying an appropriate methodology has proved difficult and work
is ongoing in trying to agree how improvements could be achieved while
respecting its status.