Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (199, 200, 201)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

201 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which he hopes to be in a position to continue to protect heritage houses and sites throughout the country having regard to the resources available to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35782/12]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

202 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent if any to which he or his Department has identified and addressed any potential threats to protected or listed sites or buildings, the action taken to address any such issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35783/12]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

203 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number and location of any heritage houses, sites or locations deemed to be under threat from whatever source in each of the past three years to date, the action taken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35784/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 201 to 203, inclusive, together.

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Questions Nos. 486, 487, 492 and 495 of 6 June 2012.

Further to my reply on that occasion, I wish to advise the Deputy that I recently approved offers of funding to 41 conservation projects in 27 local authority areas to a total value of €500,000 under the Structures at Risk Fund of my Departments 2012 Built Heritage Capital Programme. Details in this regard will shortly be published on my Department's website at www.ahg.gov.ie.

Question No. 204 answered with Question No. 195.