Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (158)

John O'Mahony

Question:

158. Deputy John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Questions No. 420 of 12 February 2013, the progress that has been made on this case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18057/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

As outlined in my reply to Question No. 420 of 12 February last, the individual referred to in the Deputy’s Question has applied to sell his interest in land within a site designated as a special area of conservation, under the voluntary bog purchase scheme administered by my Department. Contracts for sale have been signed by an official of my Department and these contracts, the deposit and, more recently, the outstanding balance of the purchase price have been forwarded to the Chief State Solicitor’s Office. I understand that the contracts for sale have recently been forwarded by the Chief State Solicitor’s Office to the vendor’s solicitor for execution.