Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Office of Public Works
289. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the up-to-date position on OPW-owned lands being made available for the provision of a community facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62903/21]
Following a recent positive meeting between Minister O’Donovan and the Comharchumann, the OPW made an offer in principle of a site for the community facility in question.
A location adjacent to the Ionad on OPW lands, but not on the immediate footprint of the Ionad site, has been provisionally identified. OPW is assured that this site would be acceptable to the Comharchumann.
To progress the project, the next step is for the Comharchumann to seek planning permission and design assistance from Kerry County Council. The OPW is happy to assist the Comharchumann as required throughout this process.