2013-03-06 16:37:51 - Clare hotelier John Burke says the announcement that construction work on the proposed Doolin Pier development will be completed by early 2015 is very positive news for the hospitality and tourism sector in North Clare and across the wider County.
Mr. Burke, who owns and operates Armada Hotel in Spanish Point and Hotel Doolin, said that described An Board Pleanala’s announcement of its decision to give the green light for the new pier as “a positive development for the region, which will bring a fresh lease of life to the local tourism sector on a year-round basis.”
He continued: “The pier will be hugely beneficial for ferry operators and local fishermen, it will also provide improved facilities for many other pleasure activities, including divers, sailors and kayakers. It’s a win-win for everyone concerned and I am delighted to see one of the largest and most important infrastructural projects in this part of County Clare finally being given the go ahead.”
local surfers, have been addressed through their engagement with the council and the redesign of the pier from the original proposal, I am sure that the surfing representatives will engage with their community openly and honestly, and endorse this development now. They contributed to the final design which should work for all users of the ocean, and give great benefits to all,” Mr. Burke concluded.