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Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: I understand from my officials that the Office of Public Works has sought further detail in relation to this matter. In October 2019, a letter was issued to the solicitors representing the person referenced in the question from the Deputy.  A response has not been received to-date.  Once a response has been received, the offer made in relation to the burden will be...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Station Refurbishment (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works (OPW) is managing the delivery of the new redevelopment of Athlone Garda Station.   The Deputy should be aware that Athlone Garda Station had to remain operational during the construction period. To facilitate this, the construction project was spilt into three phases with an anticipated total construction period of 24 months which began in June...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Prevention Measures (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: Westmeath County Council (WCC)is is advancing works to deal with the flooding issues in Athlone with WCC as the Contracting Authority and OPW funding the costs of flood relief works for the town in addition to undertaking the construction works. The flood defence works on the Quay are ongoing and excellent progress is being made.  This week 15 meters of flood defence walls were...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Data (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The following table shows the number of car spaces that are currently recorded by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on State-owned properties in Dublin 1, 2, 7 and 8.  The spaces are primarily assigned for State use and are managed and controlled by the occupants of the properties.  As such, the OPW is not directly leasing car spaces in these areas for commercial...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Parks (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Draft Phoenix Park Visitor Experience Strategic Review is a non-statutory document, prepared by independent consultants, which examines the quality of visitor experience currently in the Phoenix Park and offers ideas on how the visitor experience can be enhanced in the future.It considers many aspects of how visitors of all kinds experience the Phoenix Park from wayfinding...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Funding (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 154 and 155 together. I am advised that localised flooding is a matter for the local authority in the first instance. However, it is open to local authorities to apply for funding under the Minor Works Scheme which was introduced by my Office on an administrative, non-statutory basis in 2009. The purpose of the scheme is to provide funding to local authorities...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Prevention Measures (17 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works (OPW) carries out a programme of Arterial Drainage Maintenance to a total of 11,500 km of river channel and approximately 730 km of embankments nationally. These maintenance works relate to arterial drainage schemes completed by the OPW under the Arterial Drainage Acts 1945 and 1995. The OPW has a statutory duty to maintain these completed schemes in proper repair...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Station Refurbishment (17 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works (OPW) is managing the delivery of the new redevelopment of Athlone Garda Station. Based on the information to date and the assumption that the ESB diversion works will be completed in January 2020,  the revised contractor's programme estimates substantial completion of Phase 2 in Q3/Q4 2020. Refurbishment work on the Athlone Garda Water Unit property has...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Monuments (17 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: Access to Carrigafoyle Castle is facilitated from early May until the end of September annually.   During the off-season, it is not considered advisable to open this site.  This is due to serious Health and Safety concerns.  Both the car-park and pathway are liable to flooding.  In addition, underfoot conditions both inside and outside the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Monuments (17 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Napoleonic Battery Fortress on Carrig island, Ballylongford is not a National Monument in State care and does not come under the care of the Office of Public Works.  As such, the works you request cannot be undertaken by the OPW as they fall outside it's remit and responsibility.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Prevention Measures (17 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: 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. The location referred to by the deputy forms part of the Maine Arterial Drainage Scheme and was inspected by the OPW regional office. The inspection corresponded with high river...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Insurance Cover Provision (17 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Minister for Finance has overall responsibility for the Government’s flood insurance policy.  While the Office of Public Works (OPW) has no responsibility for oversight or regulation of the insurance industry in relation to flood risk insurance, or to insurance matters generally, the OPW has a very specific role in the exchange of information with the insurance industry in...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Coastal Erosion (12 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: I am advised, in respect of coastal erosion at the Burrow, Portrane, County Dublin, that Fingal County Council is leading on this issue, as it is a matter for local authorities in the first instance to assess and address problems of coastal erosion in their areas. Where necessary, local authorities may put forward proposals to relevant central Government Departments, including the OPW, for...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Stations (12 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: As part of the Programme for a Partnership Government, the Office of Public Works (OPW) was requested not to dispose of any closed Garda stations pending the outcome of two reviews of closed Garda stations. Following the conclusion of both reviews, it was confirmed in May 2019 by An Garda Síochána that particular properties remained surplus to its requirements. The Office of Public...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Stations (12 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: As part of the Programme for a Partnership Government, the Office of Public Works (OPW) was requested not to dispose of any closed Garda stations pending the outcome of two reviews of closed Garda stations. Following the conclusion of both reviews, it was confirmed in May 2019 by An Garda Síochána that particular properties remained surplus to its requirements. The Office of Public...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (12 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works administers real property matters of dissolved companies on behalf of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, in consultation with the Chief State Solicitor's Office. The OPW became aware of the disused oil tank on 22nd October 2019. The property is registered to a dissolved company. The Chief State Solicitor's Office has recently written to one of the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Derelict Sites Data (11 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The OPW actively manages a portfolio of some 2,500 properties throughout the country, that ranges from office accommodation to heritage properties, visitors centres to Garda stations, among others. At any given time, it is normal that a number of properties are vacant. In the case of the OPW portfolio, there are 89 properties currently vacant. The majority of these are former Garda stations...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Stations (11 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: I am advised by the Commissioners of Public Works that the former married quarters adjoining the Garda station in Carrick-On-Bannow, Co. Wexford was sold to a private individual in 1991. The owner is currently selling the property. During this process, a mapping discrepancy was identified between that property (former married quarters) and the Garda station property. This discrepancy needs...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory (11 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: Further to my response to Parliamentary Question No. 176 of 15 October 2019 regarding the Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory Project at the Backweston campus, the delivery of this project is managed by the Office of Public Works. A preferred Main Contractor and Mechanical, Electrical and Clean-Room Contractor have been identified. The Lift Reserved Specialist tender submissions were received...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Data Centres (11 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: Tenders have not been invited for the State Data Centre, Backweston, Co. Kildare. Kildare County Council granted planning permission on 24/10/2019 for the development, with conditions attached. A number of these conditions have been appealed to An Bord Pleanala and as a consequence the tender process has been paused.

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