de Valera, Síle

Tuesday, 11 May 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 504 No. 4

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Written Answers. - Archaeological Sites.

Was asked: the reason an application for funds for the restoration of the tower at Grangefertha, Johnstown, County Kilkenny, was refused; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am not aware of an application for funds for the works in question having been made to Dúchas, the heritage service of my Department. However, as Grangefertha Tower is in State ownership, the questi...More Button

Written Answers. - Asgard Restoration Project.

Was asked: her views on the restoration of the Asgard for sailing conditions rather than committing it to a museum as an exhibit in view of receipt by her of a report from the Heritage Council regarding its futu...More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Questions Nos. 28, 32 and 40 of 29 April last on this issue. As I stated on that occasion, I am awaiting the advice of the National Museum of Ireland regarding the ap...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Areas of Conservation.

Was asked: if her atten tion has been drawn to the report produced by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council forming the basis of a European court case in Ireland's lack of implementation of the Habitat Directi...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that Scotland is putting forward between 20 to 30 per cent of the original area of peatland as special areas of conservation; her views on whether there is ...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the call by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council that 221 bog complexes be designated as special areas of conservation and for the immediate undertaking of a moun...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 233, 234 and 235 together. The Deputy will be aware that the court case referred to relates to the fact that Ireland did not transmit special area of conservation – SA...More Button

Written Answers. - Natural Heritage Areas.

Was asked: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 332 of 9 March 1999, she will report on the investigations by her Department into the damage of the proposed natural heritage area at Ballybetagh Bog; and if ...More Button

As I indicated in my reply to Question No. 332 of 9 March 1999, the archaeological and wildlife staff of Dúchas, the heritage service of my Department, in consultation with the geological survey offic...More Button

Written Answers. - National Monuments.

Was asked: the plans, if any, she has to carry out restoration work at Corludy Castle, Carigeen, County Kilkenny; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

While Corluddy Castle is included in the record of monuments and places for County Kilkenny produced by Dúchas, the heritage service of my Department, and thus enjoys the protection provided under the...More Button


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