Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189)

Arthur Morgan

Question:

296 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance if the State pays ground rent on the National Museum, Kildare Street; if so, the amount per year; and when that ground rent lease is due to expire. [1095/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

Three ground rents, totalling €25 per annum, are payable in respect of the area formerly known as Shelbourne Place. This area now forms part of the National Museum. The amounts payable and expiry dates are as follows

LSE0649

Shelbourne Place

€16.99 per annum

Expiry date currently being researched. *

LSE0650

Shelbourne Place

€ 4.50 per annum.

Payable forever.

LSE0651

Shelbourne Place

€3.52 per annum.

Expires 25 March 2753.

*As soon as this is established, it will be forwarded to the Deputy.

Arthur Morgan

Question:

297 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance if the State pays ground rent on the Museum of Natural History, Merrion Street; if so, the amount per year; and when that ground rent lease is due to expire. [1096/04]

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Arthur Morgan

Question:

298 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance if the State pays ground rent on the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham; if so, the amount per year; and when that ground rent lease is due to expire. [1097/04]

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Arthur Morgan

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299 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance if the State pays ground rent on Kilmainham Gaol; if so, the amount per year; and when that ground rent lease is due to expire. [1098/04]

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Arthur Morgan

Question:

300 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance if the State pays ground rent on the National Gallery, Merrion Street; if so, the amount per year; and when that ground rent lease is due to expire. [1099/04]

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Arthur Morgan

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301 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance if the State pays ground rent on Collins Barracks; if so, the amount per year; andwhen that ground rent lease is due to expire. [1100/04]

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Arthur Morgan

Question:

302 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance if the State pays ground rent on the Custom House; if so, the amount per year; and when that ground rent lease is due to expire. [1101/04]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 297 to 302, inclusive, together.

The National History Museum, Merrion Street, the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Kilmainham Gaol, the National Gallery, Merrion Street, Collins Barracks and the Custom House, Dublin, are State-owned and no ground rent is paid on these properties.

Arthur Morgan

Question:

303 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance the buildings housing Departments on which the State pays ground rent; the amount per year paid on each; and when each ground rent lease is due to expire. [1102/04]

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From our records it is not possible to distinguish between fee farm grants and ground rents without a disproportionate amount of time being spent on it. Following, therefore, is an inclusive list of ground rents and fee farm grants for offices occupied by Departments.

Name

Rent per year (€)

Expiry date

Carlow Agriculture Office

6.98

30/04/2072

Cork C & E Parnell Place

66.03

31/10/2060

Cumberland St SWO

6.98

24/03/2764

14-15 Upper O'Connell St, Dublin

176.98

28/09/2738

Cumberland St SWO

38.09

28/02/2086

Malborough Street Ed HQ

63.55

24/03/2642

Malborough Street Ed HQ

76.18

29/07/2647

Government Buildings

3.52

25/03/2753

Government Buildings

4.49

31/12/2999

Kildare Street 4-5 Library

14.44

31/12/2999

St Stephens Gr 50-51 OPW HQ

258.14

28/09/2829

St Stephens Gr 78-81 Iveagh House

165.07

24/03/2879

St Stephens Gr 78-81 Iveagh House

257.76

30/04/2112

Fitzwilliam Pl 31 Linguistic Institute

19.68

31/12/2999

Pembroke Row OPW BMS

88.88

28/09/2096

Merrion Sq 5 Inst/Advan St

69.84

28/09/2059

Merrion Sq 16 Red Cross

69.84

28/09/2039

Merrion Row 7-9

87.03

25/12/3000

St Stephen Gr 78/81 Iveagh House

0.55

31/12/2999

Infirmary Rd Def HQ East

29.29

29/09/3806

Galway OPW Office

38.09

30/04/2897

Tralee SWO — Godfrey Place

76.18

28/02/2945

Limerick Gov Off Sarsfield House

140.64

31/12/2794

Drogheda Government Offices

29.29

28/09/2755

Dundalk SWO- Barrack Street

6.09

31/10/2895

Waterford Gov Off Catherine St

13.97

24/03/2024

Waterford OPW Office

12.70

09/08/2359

Glasnevin Meteorological Office

31.74

31/12/2396

Cork Customs House

574.32

25/12/2999

Cork Customs House

468.83

25/12/2999

Dublin Castle

1.00

25/12/2999

Dublin Castle

21.33

25/12/2999

Dublin Castle

1.00

25/12/2999

Dublin Castle

28.38

25/12/2999

Dublin Castle

7.33

31/12/2050

Four Courts

220.27

25/12/2999

Galway Gov Off Custom House

70.32

25/12/2999

Infirmary Rd Def HQ East

61.84

31/12/2050

Kildare St 1-3

37.46

25/12/2954

Kildare St 23-28

7.29

25/12/2999

Kildare St 23-28

47.04

25/12/2020

Kildare St 23-28

18.2

25/12/2999

Kildare St 23-28

7.62

25/12/2999

Kildare St 4-5 Library

13.42

25/12/2999

Limerick Henry/ Cecil/Glenworth

68.77

31/12/2050

Limerick Henry/ Cecil/Glenworth

64.12

31/12/2050

Limerick Henry/ Cecil/Glenworth

64.52

31/12/2050

Limerick OPW Regional Office

33.48

25/12/2923

7-9 Merrion Row

63.49

25/09/3000

14-16 Merrion St Upper

116.42

25/12/2999

11-13 O'Connell Street Upper

63.69

25/12/2077

11-13 O'Connell Street Upper

230.20

25/12/2999

44 O'Connell Street Upper

76.18

25/12/2999

45 O'Connell Street Upper

15.12

25/12/2999

22 Parnell Sq Municipal Art Gallery

38.09

25/12/2999

24-28 Parnell Sq Colaiste Mhuire

11.72

25/12/2999

24-28 Parnell Sq Colaiste Mhuire

11.28

25/12/2999

Sligo C & E

20.00

25/12/2999

St Stephens Gr 50-51 OPW

161.42

25/12/2999

Waterford Gov Off — Customs House

12.23

31/12/2050

Werburgh Street SWO

23.44

25/12/2999

Wexford Gov Off — Anne St

181.23

25/12/2999

Arthur Morgan

Question:

304 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Finance if the State pays ground rent on the Dublin Castle; if so, the amount per year; and when that ground rent lease is due to expire. [1103/04]

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Five fee farm rents, which are similar to ground rents, totalling €59.04 per year, are payable in perpetuity in respect of Dublin Castle.