Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Questions (145, 146)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

145. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to help relocate the Ballymun Dogs Trust, which will be without a premises soon due to the regeneration of its current location in Balbutcher Lane, Dublin 9. [45082/13]

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Dessie Ellis

Question:

146. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the impending closure of Assisi Animal Clinic due to the regeneration of Ballymun and the demolition of the flat block from which it operated; and his plans to help this organisation to relocate considering the important work it does in the community. [45083/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 145 and 146 together.

My Department understands that the premises used by the Assisi Animal Clinic and the Ballymun Dogs Trust are located in one of the flat block s which are scheduled for demolition by Dublin City Council. It is a matter for the Council to make the necessary arrangements to ensure all units are vacated prior to commencing demolition. I have no function with regard to the sourcing of alternative accommodation for these organisations.