Written answers

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs

National Monuments

9:00 pm

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Independent)
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Question 433: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if, in view of the unsatisfactory position regarding access to national monuments, he will expedite the publication of a Bill updating the existing Monuments Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22821/11]

Photo of Jimmy DeenihanJimmy Deenihan (Minister, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Kerry North-West Limerick, Fine Gael)
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The general scheme of a Monuments Bill to consolidate, update and improve the legislative code governing the protection and regulation of the national archaeological heritage has been submitted to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel for drafting and will be advanced as speedily as government legislative priorities allow.

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