Wednesday, 2 March 2022
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Office of Public Works
91. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will request an update from OPW officials in relation to the expected timeline for the removal of fencing located in the Old Abbey in Drogheda (details supplied); the details of plans to address the conditional issues which led to the installation of the fencing; if he will provide other information that he may have in relation to this historic section of town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11865/22]
I am advised by the Commissioners of Public Works that the property known as The Abbey of St. Mary d'Urso is not in the care of the OPW and it is understood that it is in the ownership of Louth Co. Council. There may be a perception locally that OPW owns the Abbey as it is located immediately behind the Garda Station at Connolly Way. OPW however, has no connection with the property.