Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (450)

Brendan Smith


450. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if following approval for Phase 3 of the Mullaghmatt remedial works scheme, Monaghan town, and the expected commencement of construction work mid-year, if urgent consideration will be given to the early progression of a further phase to upgrade the remaining 74 dwellings to ensure that such necessary improvement works are undertaken immediately following the phase 3 project, to ensure the earliest possible completion of the remedial works scheme for the entire estate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13109/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department continues to work closely with Monaghan County Council on the delivery of its ambitious remedial works project at the Mullaghmatt Estate. Funding of over €10 million has been approved for remedial works on this estate to date, including €1.5 million approved in respect of Phase 3 of the project which is due to commence mid-year. I recently allocated €550,000 to Monaghan County Council for construction works on Phase 3 of the scheme this year with the balance of the funding to be provided in 2014.

To date, no proposal has been received from the Council in respect of any further phases of works on this estate. Any such proposal will be considered in the context of existing commitments under the Remedial Works Programme and the level of funding available.