Written Answers. - Lucan Demesne.

Emmet Stagg

Question:

773 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands if agreement has been reached between the three local authorities concerning the provision of a management plan for Lucan Demesne; if not, if she will authorise her officials to transfer the appropriate areas of land to the respective local authorities involved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1501/99]

I can advise that a revised draft management plan was agreed by the three local authorities concerned and approval in principle was given by my Department to this revised plan in early December 1998. South Dublin County Council has already executed the legal transfer documents and the way is clear for Fingal County Council to sign.

The remaining local authority, Kildare County Council, has submitted a request for a slight revision of the park boundary which is under consideration at present. Once this is resolved, execution of the legal agreements transferring ownership of part of the demesne to Kildare County Council can proceed.