Written answers

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Properties

Photo of Cian O'CallaghanCian O'Callaghan (Dublin Bay North, Social Democrats)
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188. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of vacant habitable dwelling units and vacant derelict residential dwelling units in ownership or part ownership of, or under the control of both his Department and agencies under his remit; the county in which each unit is located; the length of time each unit has been vacant, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12160/23]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The Office of Public Works (OPW) is responsible for the procurement of office and other accommodation required for Government Departments, including the Department of Transport and accordingly arrangements for vacant property is a matter for OPW.

My Department does not own any vacant habitable dwelling unit or vacant derelict residential dwelling unit. It does, however, own one vacant building, which is under the remit of the Irish Coast Guard and used by it for storage purposes. Details of this property are given in the following table

Vacant Property Location
Rocket House, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Dun Laoghaire

The position regarding the agencies under the remit of this Department is a matter for them. I have forwarded a copy of your question to them for a direct reply. If you have not heard from the Agencies within ten working days, please contact my private office .


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