Written answers

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Heritage Sites

Photo of Michael FitzmauriceMichael Fitzmaurice (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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289. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the capital budget allocation for heritage sites under the remit of the OPW in each of the years of 2018 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37608/21]

Photo of Patrick O'DonovanPatrick O'Donovan (Limerick County, Fine Gael)
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OPW receives an annual allocation of voted funds to cover a wide range of capital projects across its entire portfolio of properties.  The annual total allocation is given below, together with the capital expenditure on heritage sites for each year.  The total expenditure for 2021 will not be known until end of year.  

- 2018 2019 2020 2021
OPW Capital Works allocations €56.03m €74.03m €82.981m €94.981m
Capital spend for Heritage Services €4.735m €8.293m €8.695 Confirmed at year end

For clarity, it should be noted that this expenditure relates to capital works projects only and the following is excluded:

- cost of ongoing maintenance of estate, buildings or historic fabric

- operational costs such as staff wages, light and heat and other consumables etc.

It should also be noted that COVID-19 limitations had a substantial impact on the undertaking of works in 2020 and 2021.


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