Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (168)

Bernard Durkan


168. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the extent to which historical sites deemed to be of importance in connection with the 1916 Rising have been identified for preservation purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26508/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 137 on 25th April 2013. Various sites related to the 1916 Rising are protected under the National Monuments Acts 1930-2004. For example, the buildings at Nos. 14-17 Moore Street are a national monument subject to a Preservation Order under the Acts, while many other sites related to the Rising are included on Dublin City Council’s Record of Protected Structures, most notably the General Post Office on O’Connell Street.

As is the case with all monuments or buildings of historic or heritage importance, my Department assesses the necessity for protective measures to be applied in individual cases as the need arises. My Department’s Commemorations Committee will also continue to advise on any issues that may be identified with regard to monuments or structures associated with forthcoming commemorative events.

Question No. 169 answered with Question No. 164.