Thursday, 17 December 2020
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Office of Public Works
312. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the OPW will complete repair works to the courthouse in Carndonagh, County Donegal to allow the Courts Service to reopen the building for court sittings in the area. [44207/20]
While the Office of Public Works (OPW) 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 not been requested to carry out repair works to the courthouse at Carndonagh, Co. Donegal in the past 12 months.
313. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW plans to develop the facilities at the Grianán of Aileach, County Donegal in 2021 in conjunction with Donegal County Council and Fáilte Ireland. [44208/20]
There are no plans currently to develop any visitor facilities at the Grianán an Aileach site.A Conservation Management Plan, commissioned by the OPW, has recently been been concluded and is being circulated currently to relevant stakeholders.This will, it is intended, facilitate a debate about the sustainable future use of the site and will set the context within which the future management of visitors to it can be addressed.
OPW has communicated recently with Donegal County Council in relation to the Plan and has sought formal engagement to discuss how mutual commitments under it can be progressed.