Thursday, 20 June 2013

Questions (168)

Barry Cowen


168. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when he expects the resolution process regarding Priory Hall, headed by Mr. Justice Finnegan, to be completed; the progress that has been made to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29977/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The resolution process in respect of the problems associated with the development at Priory Hall, which I understand is on-going, arose in the context of legal proceedings which were adjourned to afford relevant parties the opportunity to work together, under the chairmanship of Mr. Justice Finnegan (retired President of the High Court), to identify a way forward in relation to the complex problems at Priory Hall. Neither I nor my Department is a party to those proceedings. Given that the matter is before the courts, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further other than to continue to urge all concerned to afford Mr. Justice Finnegan the opportunity to complete the task which he is undertaking.