Seanad debates

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters

National Monuments

10:30 am

Photo of Peter BurkePeter Burke (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank Senator Fitzpatrick for her comments and acknowledge the genuine concern that she has about this area. We all share that and it is very important that we put that point across.

I will raise with the Minister and the Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, the Senator's request to meet with the Dublin city manager to try to progress a distinct timeline for when work will commence. I met the management of Dublin City Council last week to discuss projects in other areas of the north inner city that have been delayed and which we are trying to progress. This specific issue is the responsibility of the Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, and the Minister. I will seek a commitment from them to have a meeting.

I will also seek a meeting with the advisory group and OPW in order to establish a timeline for the commencement of phase 1 of the works. I appreciate the value Moore Street has for the community and how important an area it is. We need to display urgency on behalf of the State in getting works under way because it is something that will underwrite the community into the future once it is done.


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