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Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Vacant Sites Levy (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Commissioners of Public Works have advised me that the Office of Public Works (OPW) has not been liable for any levies since the introduction of the vacant site levy system a number of years ago. Most recently, Kilkenny County Council has placed the former Garda station at Barrack Street, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on their vacant sites register.  A levy of...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Status (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: 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 assessment will be in line with required legislative requirements and...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: State Properties (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: Coastal Protection (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: I am advised that, in the first instance, the management of problems of coastal protection in the areas indicated are a matter for Meath County Council. They may carry out coastal protection works using their own resources, but where necessary, they may also put forward proposals to the relevant central Government Departments, including the OPW, for funding of appropriate measures depending...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Telecommunications Infrastructure (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland  (CPW) have issued licences to install telecommunications equipment on masts at Garda Stations and Office of Public Works (OPW) owned buildings (including rooftops of Government Departments) to the following companies, all of which are licensed by ComReg to provide services in Ireland. - Three Ireland (Hutchison) Limited - Three...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Data (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The OPW has paid rent to Green Reit in respect of a property at 85-93 Mount Street since 2013. The annual rents paid from 2013 to date are summarised in the below table. The annual rent is €1,743,000 and it is payable on a quarterly basis. It should be noted that the first payment on this property was for the final quarter of 2013 but the payment was not processed until 2014 which...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Data (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The rent paid by O.P.W. to a company (details supplied) for the rental of a location since it was acquired by the company in 2014 is as follows: Year Amount 2014 € 505,000 2015 €1,010,000 2016 €1,010,000 2017 €1,010,000 2018 €1,010,000 2019 € 505,000The annual rent is €1,010,000 and is paid on a quarterly basis.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Projects (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works is engaged in an ongoing analysis and review of the submissions received in respect of the Draft Phoenix Park Visitor Experience Strategic Review.  A report on the findings of these submissions is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Status (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) programme was launched on the 3rd May, 2018 wherein 29 Flood Risk Management Plans were unveiled.  These Plans proposed 118 new outline flood relief projects on top of the 42 major projects already completed and the 33 major schemes within the existing capital works programme of the Office of Public Works (OPW).  They...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: In May, 2018, I launched the Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) programme, wherein 29 Flood Risk Management Plans were unveiled.  These Plans proposed 118 new outline flood relief projects on top of the 42 major projects already completed and the 33 major schemes within the existing capital works programme of the Office of Public Works (OPW).  These plans...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Homeowners Voluntary Relocation Scheme (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works received a notification from  Kerry County Council that is considering this property under the Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme. In line with the Scheme, Kerry County Council identified that the flooding issues at the property could, in the first instance, benefit from a remedial works solution and requested that a flood risk assessment of the property be...

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

Kevin Moran: I can confirm that the Office of Public Works (OPW) received an enquiry from local Gardaí about developing the parking facilities at the Garda Station in question.  A quotation for the work was provided to Garda Estate Management (GEM), which must approve funding before the work can be scheduled by OPW for delivery.  GEM has confirmed that the proposed car park works remain...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Expenditure (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: Capital investment/expenditure by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on flood risk management measures, primarily on flood defence schemes, amounted to €254million in total between 2014 and 2018. This is broken down as follows: Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Expenditure €43.54m €48.37m €51.86m €45.37m €64.64m Nine major flood relief schemes...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (6 Sep 2019)

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 230 to 234, inclusive, together. Fifteen projects were identified in County Donegal in the Flood Risk Management Plans that I announced in May 2018. Following consultation and discussions between the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Donegal County Council (DCC), six of the Donegal projects have been selected to be progressed in the first phase of...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Station Refurbishment (11 Jul 2019)

Kevin Moran: I can confirm that the Office of Public Works plans to commence the following works at Mullingar Garda Station; boiler upgrade works, upgrade and refurbishment works to timber windows, partial internal decorating and the provision of accommodation for a specialist Garda Unit. These works have been tendered, are expected to commence in the coming months and be complete before the year end. ...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes (11 Jul 2019)

Kevin Moran: Local flooding issues are a matter for each local authority to investigate and address in the first instance. They may carry out flood alleviation works from their own resources or apply to the Office of Public Works (OPW) for funding under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme. This purpose of this scheme is to provide funding to local authorities to undertake minor...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Status (11 Jul 2019)

Kevin Moran: I am advised that funding was approved to Donegal County Council in July 2018 under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works & Coastal Protection Scheme for a coastal flooding and erosion risk management Study covering the areas mentioned in the deputy’s question. I am further advised by that the procurement process by the Council for the appointment of the consultants to carry out the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Projects (11 Jul 2019)

Kevin Moran: As set out in my reply of the 5th March 2019, the issues in this case are complex and require significant examination. At this stage I would like to invite the Deputy to contact my office to arrange a meeting with my officials from the Property Management Division to discuss matters further.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Data (11 Jul 2019)

Kevin Moran: The number of Heritage Cards issued by OPW Heritage Services since 2016 were as follows: 2016 2017 2018 2019 (up to 2/6/2019) 18,390 14,483* 14,268* 4,304 * The lower sales of Heritage Cards in 2017 and 2018 reflect the provision in those years of complimentary admission to specific groups such as Children Under 12 and Persons with disabilities and their Carers. The OPW's total Visitor...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Resources (10 Jul 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Capital Investment Plan for An Garda Síochána 2016 -2021, provides for funding for the provision of Property Exhibits Management Stores (PEMS) at several locations, including Naas Garda Station, Co. Kildare, which has been identified as the preferred location for the Kildare Garda Division.

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