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Tuesday, 13 November 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 543 No. 5

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Written Answers. - Company Services.

Was asked: if her Department has retained the services of a person or company (details supplied) since June 1997; if so, the nature of those services; the duration and the fees involved; if this person or compan...More Button

My Department has no record of having retained the services of the individual or company mentioned by the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers. - Architectural Heritage.

Was asked: when she will lift the restrictions on visiting St. Colmcille's church and graveyard heritage site at Ray, Falcarragh, County Donegal.More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that St. Colmcille's graveyard heritage site at Ray, Falcarragh, is in need of maintenance and the provision of public parking facilities; and if she plans ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 409 and 410 together. The position is that access to St Colmcille's Church was restricted during the recent foot and mouth crisis, as it was at all heritage sites. Reg...More Button

Written Answers. - Inland Waterways.

Was asked: if she will give an assessment of her Department's regeneration project with Dublin Corporation to renovate the Grand and Royal Canals; if she proposes to extend this project for another three years; ...More Button

The issue raised by the Deputy, in relation to the renovation of the Grand and Royal Canals is the day to day responsibility of Waterways Ireland, a North/South Implementation Body for inland waterway...More Button

Was asked: if she will prioritise funding for the improvement of the Grand Canal from Suir Bridge, Kilmainham to Blackhorse Bridge, Inchicore.More Button

The issue raised by the Deputy, in relation to the development of the Grand Canal from Suir Bridge to Blackhorse Bridge, Inchicore is the day to day responsibility of Waterways Ireland, a North-South ...More Button

Written Answers. - Heritage Council.

Was asked: if sufficient resources are available to the Heritage Council to enable funding of the various applications made by public and private agencies; the extent to which the need as defined by such applica...More Button

The Deputy will be aware that the Heritage Council under the Heritage Act, 1995 is an independent statutory body exercising full autonomy in relation to the purposes for which, the amounts, and the ex...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Areas of Conservation.

Was asked: the reason the Government was brought before the European Court of Justice in relation to the special areas of conservation; the effect of the judgment of 11 September 2001; and the course of action p...More Button

The European Commission took cases against Ireland, France and Germany because the full national list of candidate special areas of conservation, SACs, had not been submitted. The court found against ...More Button

Written Answers. - Wildlife Conservation.

Was asked: the suc cess or otherwise of the grant scheme for the conservation of corncrakes; and her views on whether the grant support is adequate to ensure an increase in number.More Button

The corncrake grant scheme, operated by the Irish Wildbird Conservancy is jointly funded by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, RSPB, and my Department through Dúchas – the Heritage Service...More Button

Written Answers. - State Properties.

Was asked: the specific islands on Lough Ree which are in State ownership; her plans to purchase the remaining islands on Lough Ree; her plans to refurbish buildings on these islands; and if she will make a stat...More Button

My Department does not own any of the islands on Lough Ree and has no plans to acquire any of the islands. There are, however, a number of national monuments in State care on Inchbofin and Inchcleraun...More Button

Written Answers. - Heritage Assets Register.

Was asked: if an asset register exists in Dúchas which gives the location, values and exact descriptions of artefacts, furniture and pictures in the ownership of the State; if a survey has been conducted within ...More Button

A fixed assets register is held centrally by my Department and includes assets held by Dúchas, the Heritage Service. The register is updated on a quarterly basis and audited annually by the Office of ...More Button

Written Answers. - National Monuments.

Was asked: the reason the door in Reginalds Tower, Waterford, was removed and has not been returned; if there is a difficulty with the supplier regarding this matter; the person who prepared the specifications f...More Button

As the Deputy is aware from my previous reply on 5 July last, the door was removed because it did not open fully. There is no difficulty with the supplier regarding this matter. My officials are respo...More Button

Written Answers. - Heritage Council.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that in 1998 Dúchas purchased a computerised stone cutting machine for £76,000 and it has rarely been used since; if the assurances given by Dúchas to Deput...More Button

I reject the Deputy's assertion that the computerised stone cutting machine to which he refers has been rarely used since its purchase in 1998. This machine is in frequent use. While the machine has a...More Button

Written Answers. - Cuan Heilbhic.

Was asked: an bhfuil aon phlean aici airgead a chur ar fáil do na hoibreacha forbartha ag Cuan Heilbhic, Contae Phort Láirge; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh.More Button

Written Answers. - National Monuments.

Was asked: the steps she will take to ensure that a battlement wall (details supplied) is fully restored; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The site referred to by the Deputy is not in the care of the State. My Department is not in a position to provide financial assistance towards the cost of work at monuments in private ownership as all...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if she will re-issue a cheque which was returned for re-dating by a person (details supplied) in County Sligo.More Button

I am advised a cheque, made payable to the person involved, re-issued on 12 November 2001. More Button


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