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Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (28 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Office of Public Works (OPW) is responsible for the maintenance of Arterial Drainage Schemes and catchment drainage schemes designated under the Arterial Drainage Acts of 1945 and 1995.  Drainage Districts are areas where drainage schemes to improve land for agricultural purposes were constructed under the Arterial Drainage Acts from 1842 up to 1943. Of the 293 such schemes...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (28 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The National Children’s Science Centre Arbitration was initiated in January 2020 and hear evidence on seven days between July and October 2021.  The Arbitrator, Mr Eoin McCullagh S.C. has issued his decision on the 25thJune 2022 and found in favour of the applicant, the Irish Children’s Museum Ltd (ICML), under acting-chairman, Michael Collins S.C.Subject to clarification...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (28 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland pay graduate architects directly and set the pay scale for their graduates. The OPW reimburse the RIAI for this service. Pay increases for graduate architects are not a matter for individual Departments or Offices to negotiate as consistency across Civil Service Departments and relativities with wider pay scales are essential. The OPW will complete...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Monuments (28 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: As the Deputy may be aware, the Government, having considered all of the issues and having consulted extensively with all relevant stakeholders throughout the Moore Street Advisory Group process have now decided to proceed with a scheme of works at 14 – 17 Moore St. and have instructed the Office of Public Works (OPW) to manage the project. Currently, the OPW are putting relevant...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Social Welfare Offices (28 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Department of Social Protection is in consultation with the Office of Public Works  with a view to determining the future accommodation needs of that Department over the next number of years.  Works will not commence on the Navan Road Intreo Centre until this consultation has been completed.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (28 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The National Children’s Science Centre Arbitration was initiated in January 2020 and hear evidence on seven days between July and October 2021.  The Arbitrator, Mr Eoin McCullagh S.C. has issued his decision on the 25thJune 2022 and found in favour of the applicant, the Irish Children’s Museum Ltd (ICML), under acting-chairman, Michael Collins S.C.Subject to clarification...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Parks (23 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Irish National War Memorial Gardens are a beautiful amenity which open to the public from 8 am each morning. While the Park is accessible at all times, due to a public right of way, the OPW close all other gates. There is no public lighting in the Park which limits the time it can be safely accessed by the public. The closure of the gate at night helps to discourage anti-social behaviour...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (22 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: With regard to the flood relief works, from the north of Sandymount Strand to Sean Moore Park, a draft Service Requirements document for Sandymount Coastal Flood Defence Scheme Phase 2 was forwarded by Dublin City Council (DCC) to the Office of Public Works (OPW) on 7 June 2022. OPW was requested to review the document in respect of the technical elements contained therein and to provide...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Parking Provision (21 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Office of Public Works accommodate the hosting of events in the Phoenix Park with over two and half thousand sporting and recreational events taking place annually in the Park. Due to its close proximity to the centre of Dublin, it has been host to a number of major events because of its scale. The Papal Visits of 1979 and 2018, soccer team homecomings and large-scale concerts are...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (21 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: Between the years 2018 to 2021 the Office of Public Works has trebled to some 90 flood relief schemes at design and construction stages. The table below gives the capital allocation to the Office of Public Works and capital carryover for the design and construction of flood relief schemes for each of the years 2018 to 2021 inclusive.  Capital Allocation & Capital...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (21 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The number of full-time qualified structural engineers employed by the Office of Public Works as of 1 January 2021 and 13 June 2022 can be found in the table below.  ">Structural Engineers Grade As of 01 January 2021 As of 13 June 2022 Assistant Chief Engineer C&S 1 1 C&S Engineer Grade 1 ...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Natural Heritage Areas (21 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs) are overseen by the National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and not by the Office of Public Works.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (21 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: I am advised that the Office of Public Works (OPW), in partnership with Cork City Council, is currently progressing the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme. The proposed scheme will include low riverside defences, an early flood warning system and new dam management procedures for Carrigadrohid and Inniscarra dams and will facilitate public realm improvements. In line with international best...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Funding (21 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: 536. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will reconsider an appeal in the case of a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31818/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Staff (21 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: 569. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will reconsider an appeal in the case of a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32509/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (21 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: 742. To ask the Minister for Health if he or the HSE considered the reimbursement of test strips and machines for the self-testing for patients who require long-term oral anticoagulant therapy with warfarin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31877/22]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Expenditure (16 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: I thank the Deputy for her continued interest in the resolution of this case. Since we previously spoke on this issue, intensive discussions have taken place at a senior level in the OPW and senior management representing the landlord. In fact, in excess of 20 contacts have been made between the parties ranging from meetings, telephone discussions and other communications in the past...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (16 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The OPW has an extensive evidence based environmental management programme across all of its flood risk management activities. Under the Arterial Drainage Act 1945, the OPW has completed thirty-four Arterial Drainage Schemes on river catchments, along with five estuarine embankment schemes. The OPW, through its arterial drainage works, meets its statutory duty to maintain these completed...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (16 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: Local flooding and erosion issues are a matter, in the first instance, for each Local Authority to investigate and address. The OPW operates the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme. The scheme was introduced on an administrative basis following the severe flooding in 2009 and applications for funding from local authorities are considered for flood relief and erosion...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: State Properties (16 Jun 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: In the context of the Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick, a range of City Centre Transformational Projects were put in place to enhance and enable the urban regeneration of Limerick City. One of the key objectives for Limerick City & Co Council is to build upon the City Centre’s historic character by fully capturing the rich heritage, protecting and enhancing it where...

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