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Waterways Ireland

Volume 689: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proposals Waterways Ireland have as capital projects this year; and when each will be completed. [HL1278]

The table below details Waterways Ireland capital projects in 2007.



Estimated Completion


Slipway at Bagenalstown

November 2007

Graiguenamanagh Dry Dock


Grand Canal

Refurbishment Grand Canal Dock

Long-term project extending beyond 2007

Royal Canal

Longford and Begnagh Bridges

April 2007

Lyneen and Mosstown Bridges

Late 2007/Early 2008

Lock 45 and Culverts

December 2007


Mooring at Kilglass

December 2007

Replace section of Portumna Bridge

December 2007

Extension to Annagh Upper towards Dowra

Dependent on planning process

Extend navigation to Glasson

December 2007

Erne System

Navigational Signage

December 2007

Install Jetties

March 2008

Lower Bann

Navigational Signage

December 2007

Install Jetties

March 2008

Depot at Portna

March 2008

Shannon-Erne Waterway

Patroller Facility

March 2008


Number of projects on which small amount of works remain from 2006

During 2007

Feasibility Studies: During 2007 there are also a number of smaller projects at feasibility study and planning stage.

HQ Building: In 2007 it is anticipated that works on the new Waterways Ireland headquarters building will commence.