Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (182)

Eamon Gilmore

Question:

181 Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he or officials of his Department recently met with a visiting delegation from UNESCO; the purpose of the meeting; the matters discussed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6460/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Officials of my Department met with the UNESCO delegation to assist them with their mission to report to the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation generally of the Brú na Bóinne world heritage site and on any impact on this site from the proposed thermal waste facility at Carranstown, County Meath.

My Department facilitated the delegation with a visit to the site and a programme of meetings. The delegation met with elected local representatives, officials of Meath County Council, local interested parties including NGO representatives, officials from the OPW and my Department, and Indaver Ireland. The delegation will submit a report to the World Heritage Committee at its meeting to take place this summer.