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

Kevin Moran: A total of 118 flood relief projects were identified in the Flood Risk Management Plans that I announced in May 2018 to protect the main flood risk areas throughout the country. Fifteen projects were identified in County Donegal arising from these Plans. As there is a significant resource commitment involved in the delivery of such an ambitious programme of investment it is not possible to...

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

Kevin Moran: Fifteen projects were identified in County Donegal under 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 were selected and are being progressed in the first phase of implementation. The proposed project in Donegal town, at an estimated...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Coastal Erosion (14 Nov 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,...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Funding (14 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: On April 11th2017, the Government agreed the administrative arrangements for a once-off Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme for those primary residential properties that flooded between 4thDecember, 2015 and 13thJanuary, 2016. This is a national scheme of humanitarian assistance, targeting aid at those worst affected properties, for which there are no alternative feasible measures. The...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Coastal Protection (14 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: I am advised that, in relation to coastal protection/erosion generally, it is a matter in the first instance for local authorities to identify and prioritise problems along their coastlines.  Where viable solutions are available, Local Authorities may undertake works using their own resources or, if appropriate, apply for funding to the Office of Public Works or other Government...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Brexit Preparations (14 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: As a consequence of Brexit, physical infrastructure will be required for customs, SPS and health checks and controls at Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort.  Preparations have been taking place at both of these ports for two scenarios:  if a withdrawal agreement is reached; and if there is a no-deal Brexit.  In the event of a no-deal Brexit, interim infrastructure will be...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Projects (14 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Phoenix Park Visitor Experience Strategic Review is a non-statutory report prepared for the OPW to examine the current state of the visitor facilities and visitor experience within the Phoenix Park. Over fifteen hundred observations were received following an extensive period of public observation which ran from 19th March 2019 until 31st May 2019.  The Draft review received...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Station Refurbishment (14 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: Following completion of the tender process at the end June 2019, works to re-open Rush Garda Station commenced and are now virtually completed. Minor snagging is underway and connection to the electricity service supplier is awaited. Once these are finalised over the coming weeks the building will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.  It will be an operational matter...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Funding (14 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: My Office provides funding to local authorities under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme to undertake minor flood mitigation works or studies to address localised fluvial flooding and coastal protection problems within their administrative areas.  I am advised that under this Scheme, over 530 Minor Works projects have been completed to the end of 2018,...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (14 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: The following table sets out the capital allocation for the flood risk management area for the period 2020 to 2025 as provided for in the National Development Plan 2018 - 2027. Year 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Allocation €90m €100m €100m €100m €100m ...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Projects (14 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works has been running an energy conservation campaign entitled Optimising Power @ Work, since 2010.  The programme is essentially a behavioural change campaign involving staff from over 270 large Central Government buildings.  Energy savings of over 20% per annum have been achieved, equating to over €6M p.a. cost savings.  Since 2017, in a...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Status (13 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: A Feasibility Study for a Flood Relief Scheme to address the flooding issues in Ballinhassig has been completed by the Office of Public Works (OPW), and has identified a preferred, viable option for the area. While an Environmental Constraints Study - conducted by independent consultants - recommended that a Stage 1 Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Appropriate Assessment...

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

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works has been engaged in an ongoing programme of conservation works at the Magazine Fort since 2010. With the contribution of a team of consultants including archaeologists and structural engineers, the reopening of the Fort to the public on a limited basis, to coincide with the centenary of the 1916 Rising, was realised. Further works of restoration are in planning....

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

Kevin Moran: Following an international architectural design competition, the Office of Public Works, in conjunction with The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), announced in May 2019 a winning design concept for a new Commemorative Bridge at Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin. Elements of the design, by Ian Ritchie Architects, are currently being examined in...

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

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works is finalising its report and analysis of all the submissions received regarding the Draft Phoenix Park Visitor Experience Strategic Review and it plans to make this report available very soon. In this regard, it is hoped to meet with local members of Dail Eireann and other elected representatives to outline the findings of this non-statutory consultation process and...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Data Centres (12 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: Thirteen expressions of interest were received from Contractors for the prequalification to tender for the State Data Centre, Backweston, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. The submissions are currently being assessed by the Office of Public Works. The Commissioners are not in a position to advise on a tender date as yet.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Station Refurbishment (12 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: I can confirm that the Office of Public Works has carried out a number of works to Garda Stations within the Donegal Division in 2018 and 2019. Details of all works where the value was in excess of €5,000 are outlined in the table below and include works funded by both the Office of Public Works and An Garda Síochána. Garda Station Works Year ...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Court Accommodation Refurbishment (7 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 68 and 69 together. While the Office of Public Works has no responsibility for Court buildings, it does provide technical and other services on request to the Courts Service in relation to its buildings. The OPW has carried out an inspection of Carndonagh Courthouse and has made recommendations to the Courts Service on the works required to the building.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Tourism Promotion (7 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 70 to 72, inclusive, together. The Grianán an Aileach National Monument in Co. Donegal is open to visitors daily throughout the year (opening times vary seasonally). A public carpark, owned by Donegal Co. Council, is available during opening hours and this gives visitors direct access to a universally accessible boardwalk leading to the Monument...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Tourism Data (7 Nov 2019)

Kevin Moran: The most recent visitor numbers available are for 2018. Visitor numbers are not available for all OPW sites that are open to the public, only those which have either a guide service or a passive pedestrian counter. At Doe Castle and the Grianán of Aileach visitor numbers are recorded by passive counter. There is a guide service at Donegal Castle, the Glebe Gallery and Newmills and...

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