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Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (30 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: Barryscourt Castle was discovered in recent years to have significant problems with damp penetration which caused the internal electrical system to become inherently unsafe and, as a result, the visitor experience at the Castle had to be closed while extensive rehabilitation works were put in place. The works project which has been ongoing since involves progressively drying the entire...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (30 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: Restoration work, including works to provide safe walking routes, is ongoing at Anne's Grove Gardens to prepare for opening to visitors in 2021.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (30 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: Doneraile Court, Gardens and Parklands are open daily. The House and Gardens opened on 29 June, 2020 and tours are being offered to the House & Gardens from 10 am to 6 pm with last entrance at 5 pm. The parklands in the summer open until 8 pm. We recommend that all visitors who wish to go on a tour visit the website first to make arrangements regarding booking tours.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Programme (30 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: The key outcome of the Eastern CFRAM Study was the publication of four Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs), which set out proposed measures, both structural and non-structural, to address the most significant areas of flood risk in the main river catchments in the Eastern region. The principal element in the Plans was the identification of 17 new flood relief schemes, in addition to those 13...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Coastal Protection (30 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 398 and 399 together. I am advised that Irish Rail, in partnership with Wicklow County Council, has commissioned consultants to undertake the East Coast Erosion Study, including an assessment at the North Beach in Arklow. While the OPW has been consulted on the technical assessment methodology in respect of this work, I am advised that no application has been...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Stations (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: The refurbishment of Fitzgibbon St Garda Station is being carried out in two phases.  The first phase was completed at a cost of €3,439,726.67 vat inclusive. The second phase works are on site and a construction contract to the value of €5,990,415.99 vat inclusive, was awarded on 16 December 2019.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Stations (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: The estimated cost of the remaining refurbishment works planned for Sligo Garda Station to date is €396,220.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Office of Public Works has been progressing the conservation of the Bunadubber Mill in Co Mayo  for some time and was most recently beginning work to restore the horizontal wheel and carry out structural works internally in the building.  However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the project has had to be delayed temporarily as OPW could not achieve appropriate...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: The tender documentation for the development of the Leeson Lane Office Building Project is complete and is awaiting approval from the Sponsoring and Sanctioning Authority to issue tender documentation to prequalified contractors as required by the Public Spending Code and the Capital Works Management Framework. The tender issue process and assessment takes approximately four to six months....

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: Dublin Port Company is seeking to relocate the current Garda Immigration facility in Dublin Port.  OPW are working with the Port Authority to find a suitable alternative.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Monuments (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Office of Public Works has not ceased control or involvement with Tully Church, Lehaunstown, County Dublin and it is included as part of the regular maintenance program undertaken by staff from the Trim National Monument Depot.  The site was excluded in error from the earlier response given to the Deputy in respect of the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone. For complete...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: I have been advised by Meath County Council that it is currently engaged in the process of procuring Consulting Engineers to carry out detailed design on this project. When this process has been completed, along with the associated tendering costs of the works, the actual cost of the project will then be known.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Covid-19 Pandemic (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: A number of Guided Heritage Visitor sites managed by the Office of Public Works have been re-opening to the public in recent weeks and months.  The table attached summarises the position currently and is correct as at Monday 27th July 2020.This list will be amended on an ongoing basis as the status of these, or other locations still currently closed, changes. Visitors should note...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Covid-19 Pandemic (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Heritage Visitor sites managed by the Office of Public Works were and continue to be directly affected by the Covid-19 crisis with both year-round and seasonal sites within the portfolio closed to the public during the shutdown.  OPW has been working to re-open operations at a number of sites and in the main, the majority of sites which can re-open to the public have now done...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Education Policy (28 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: 438. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the shorter school day for junior infants (details supplied) will be re-examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18144/20]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes (23 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: Clare County Council (CCC) is the contracting authority in relation to the proposed flood relief scheme in Springfield/Clonlara, with funding provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW). The current position is as follows: I am advised and pleased to say that the Part 10 Application for Springfield was submitted by CCC to An Bord Pleanala on Monday 20th July while an associated...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Parks (23 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: For a number of years, The Office of Public Works has closed a section of Chesterfield Avenue (from Mountjoy Roundabout to the Phoenix Roundabout) to vehicular traffic on weekends from end of April to the end of September each year. In implementing this closure, traffic was diverted from Chesterfield Ave onto the North Road and the Odd Lamp Road. However, these roads are now experiencing...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (23 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: 226. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding Covid-19 certification; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17773/20]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Heritage Sites (22 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: Barryscourt Castle is located near the village of Carrigtwohill in Cork and is owned by the State, with the exception of a Dower House property there which is still retained by the Barryscourt Trust, the original owners of the property. The Castle was discovered in recent years to have significant problems with damp penetration which caused the internal electricity system to become...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes (22 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: The proposed flood relief scheme for Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, is progressing broadly in line with the current programme. Some delay has been experienced in recent months due to the consultants being unable to carry out the final environmental surveys during the nationwide Covid-19 shutdown. To minimise these delays, the project team worked to progress all other tasks that could be safely...

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