Written answers

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Department of Rural and Community Development

Departmental Properties

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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255. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the steps she has taken to improve ventilation in the office buildings of her Department; if air cleaning and or purification systems have been installed in 2021; and if not, the plans to install same in 2022. [59727/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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My Department currently has offices in Trinity Point, Dublin 2, and Government Buildings, Ballina, Co. Mayo. 

The HVAC system in Trinity Point is mechanically controlled and draws in fresh air from outside to provide ventilation to the offices.  The system is operating satisfactorily and no upgrades are currently planned.

The Department's offices in Ballina are ventilated naturally using windows and doors.  I understand that the Office of Public Works is currently reviewing ventilation in the Ballina offices and will advise in due course if any additional works are necessary. 


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