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Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Heritage Centres Data (19 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works maintains admission records for all Heritage sites in its care where it provides guided visitor services and at certain other, unstaffed, locations where data is recorded by automatic means.  Visitor admissions for the sites managed by the OPW are recorded by reference to a number of methods: - online ticketing systems; - traditional countertop ticket sales; -...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Properties (19 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The fit-out of the offices at Miesian Plaza on behalf of  the Office of Public Works is complete.  The estimated cost of the fit out  is €20.5m plus VAT and €15.4m plus VAT has been spent to date.  The final account is the subject of ongoing discussions with the developer.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Status (19 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 71 to 73, inclusive, 76, and 78 to 80, inclusive, together. The information requested by the Deputy is provided in the following table.  Flood Relief Scheme Current Stage Expected date for Project to go to tender for construction* Expected date for Construction commencement* Expected date for Construction completion Estimated total project cost**...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Properties (19 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The OPW took possession of the vacated Hawkins House from the Dept. of Health on 24 June, 2019 and has appointed a multi-disciplinary team to progress the 'demolition phase' of this project.  It is anticipated that following the tender process and award of contract, demolition works will commence on site in 2020. This demolition phase is expected...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Projects (19 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works (OPW) is managing the delivery of the Leeson Lane Office Building project. Planning permission for this project was granted on 10th October, 2017.  At present the detailed design and tender documentation are being finalised and are expected to be published in Q3 2019 with a view for construction to commence in early 2020 . It will take...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Concert Hall (19 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: Within the context of Project Ireland 2040 plan, the Government launched in 2018 a major investment plan in our Culture, Language and Heritage for the period 2018 to 2027.   As part of this plan, the Government has provided funding of €78m for a major refurbishment and extension of the National Concert Hall's facilities at Earlsfort Terrace. The Office of...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Programme (19 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group was established by the Government in early 2016 to enhance the on-going co-operation across all of the State Agencies involved in the River Shannon. The Group is focused on ensuring the best possible level of co-ordination between all of these statutory bodies.  It is solutions focused and designed to deliver the highest...

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

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 97 and 98 together. The Office of Public Works (OPW) undertakes routine inspections of all of its flood defences along the Shannon estuary. During a routine inspection by OPW staff on the River Shannon Flood Defence Embankment system, damage to sluice outfall/embankment was noticed. The function of the sluice outfall allows the discharge of water from the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Status (17 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: On 3rd May, 2018, I was delighted to launch 29 Flood Risk Management Plans and €1bn investment in flood risk over the coming decade.  These Plans are the output from the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme - the largest ever flood risk study carried out in the State.  The Plans set out the measures proposed to address the flood risk nationally,...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Applications (17 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: Please see below in tabular form all applications received from Mayo County Council under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019 and the status of each. Local Authority Applications Submitted- Project Location Project Details Approved Funding Funding Drawn-down Project status 2017 Crossmolina, Chapel Street To reconstruct...

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

Kevin Moran: The refurbishment and upgrade of Newcastle West Garda Station is included in the  Capital Investment Plan 2016-2021 for An Garda Síochána. The Office of Public Works  has completed  a feasibility study  on the redevelopment of the Station based on a brief of requirements received from An Garda Síochána.  The feasibility study...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Status (17 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 141 to 143, inclusive, together. The Office of Public Works, through the Arterial Drainage Acts, has submitted the proposal for the Glashaboy Flood Relief Scheme to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for formal Confirmation. The Minister will, over the coming months, undertake an environmental assessment of the proposed scheme. This...

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

Kevin Moran: I am advised by Kildare County Council that the contract for further hydrological study into flooding at Hazelhatch has been awarded. Delivery of revised mapping of the area is scheduled for end of Quarter 4 2019 and the preliminary flood risk management options report is due in Quarter 1 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory (17 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: Further to my response to Parliamentary Question No. 302 of 23 July 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 Letter of Intent was issued on 5th September 2019 to the preferred Main Contractor Tender. There is a 14 calendar day standstill period from the date of this letter....

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

Kevin Moran: My officials are making enquiries into the issue raised by the Deputy and I will respond to the Deputy directly on this matter.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory (17 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: Further to my response to Parliamentary Question No. 302 of 23 July 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 Letter of Intent was issued on 5th September 2019 to the preferred Main Contractor Tender. There is a 14 calendar day standstill period from the date of this...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Archaeological Sites (17 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The archaeological excavation currently being undertaken at Kilkenny Castle, under licence to the National Monuments Service, is limited to a confined area in the castle courtyard and will last from Tuesday 3rd September until approximately Friday 20th September. The excavation is concentrating on the remains of the 13th century gatehouse. The OPW will consider leaving the remains on display...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Stations (6 Sep 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, 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 98 properties currently vacant, reduced from over 200 that were vacant...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Stations (6 Sep 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, 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 98 properties currently vacant, reduced from over 200 that were vacant...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Stations (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 178 and 217 together. The Planning process for this project was completed in December 2018 and a  full Design Team is now in place. Tender documentation is being prepared and it is envisaged that this will take a number of months to complete.  It is not possible at this early stage of the project to be definitive about...

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