Written answers

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Outdoor Events Licensing

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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36. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the plans of the Office of Public Works to host large scale concerts and events in the Phoenix Park during 2019; his plans to ensure that local residents have adequate access during such events to and from their homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5805/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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The Office of Public Works will host 'Bloom in the Park,' which is presented by An Bord Bia, on the June bank holiday weekend. Aside from this, no other large-scale public events or concerts are planned for the Phoenix Park in 2019.

As in previous years, the Phoenix Park will host a number of active events such as cycling races, road races and charity walks.

All Road Closure Orders relating to roads within the Phoenix Park are notified to stakeholders, Park institutions, local resident associations and sporting bodies. This information is also available on and through our social media channels.

The management of traffic on roads surrounding the Phoenix Park is a matter for the local authority and An Garda Síochána.

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