Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (220)

Alan Kelly


220. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent on the maintenance of the Farmleigh Estate in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the detail of such works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18860/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The following sets out the amounts spent on maintenance at Farmleigh Estate and the details of the types of maintenance works which were carried out from 2016 to 2019 (to date).

2016 €160,919.31

Maintenance works included repair of water main, excavation of drainage swales, pointing of walls and repairing stone, works to road surfaces, works to Courtyard, insulation and dry lining to walls, repair of brickwork at Steward’s lodge, line marking and safety works on roadways and general landscaping and tree works.

2017 €210,564.07

Works included repair of Farmer’s Gate, repairs to sunken garden, works to White’s Road including drainage, removal of sculpture from lake, works to car park ducting, works to car park entrance, removal of fencing and water troughs, repairs to water main connection, repairs of manhole at Boathouse, cleaning of lake, general maintenance works at Farmleigh Gallery and installation of lighting banner.

2018 €69,137.88

Works included resurfacing of gravel paths, works to car park entrance, works to lake outfall, removal of wisteria on the house, general repair of site due to snow and extreme weather, cleaning works to fountain, repair of Magnolia Walk, landscaping the surround of the main house, general maintenance at the main house and maintenance at the Boathouse restaurant.

2019 €42,569.10

Works to date have included repairs to gravel path by the lake, repairs to main drive from the Phoenix Park entrance and site maintenance to main car park.