Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (287)

Brendan Griffin


287. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on a matter regarding an Office of Public Works site (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9617/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The opening and closing dates of Skellig Michael for visitors in 2013 will be 17th May to 30th September.

As is normal, the effective operational date for the Monument is required to be approx 2 to 3 weeks in advance of the public opening and the Office of Public Works (OPW) staff will therefore be travelling to the island from approx late April/early May, weather permitting. This is so that the site can be prepared to receive visitors and significant Health and Safety preparations for the season carried out. In particular, the site will be fully assessed after the winter, any hazards cleared from public areas and any necessary repairs carried out.