Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1432, 1433)

John Lahart

Question:

1432. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the precedents for finds (details supplied); the nature of the find in historical and archaeological terms in respect of significance and importance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12816/19]

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Seán Crowe

Question:

1433. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to recent Bronze Age discoveries in an archaeological dig (details supplied); if she has been briefed on the find or given an archaeological report; the status of the find; and her plans for preservation. [13235/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1432 and 1433 together.

The archaeological excavations are being carried out on this site under a licence granted by my Department under the National Monuments Acts and in accordance with the Method Statement approved by the Department as part of the licensing process. The Department’s National Monuments Service will receive a full report of the excavation findings in due course.