Written answers

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Department of Finance

Office of Public Works

Photo of Gary GannonGary Gannon (Dublin Central, Social Democrats)
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79. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW will provide additional public restroom facilities within the Phoenix Park; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10945/21]

Photo of Patrick O'DonovanPatrick O'Donovan (Limerick County, Fine Gael)
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The restroom facilities in the Phoenix Park have been developed where there is suitable water and waste water infrastructure. The locations suitable for these facilities are currently at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, the Tea Rooms close to Dublin Zoo and also Farmleigh Estate.

The Park is primarily a green space and the network of waste water is, as you can appreciate, limited to certain areas. Therefore, it is not possible to install additional facilities at multiple locations.

In addition, the Office of Public Works carried out minor upgrade works to the toilets located at the Tea Kiosk in quarter 4 of 2020. Upgrade works to the public facilities at the Phoenix Park Visitor’s Centre are planned for this year.


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