Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (122)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

122. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a building (details supplied) will be retained in public ownership due to its historical significance; if the OPW has plans to purchase the building; if it can discuss this matter with the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25776/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Commissioners of Public Works, on behalf of the State, manage a large and diverse property portfolio, which ranges from office accommodation to visitor centres, Garda stations, among others. The acquisition of property is subject to a range of factors including the suitability of a property to meet a particular requirement.

At present, the Commissioners of Public Works have no requirement in the Cavan area that could be met in these buildings. Therefore, there are no plans to acquire the property in question.