Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (25)

Richard Boyd Barrett


25. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will consider allowing a premises in a location (details supplied) in the ownership of his Department to be used by UN veterans for housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38546/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I am advised that officials from my Department have met with representatives of Wicklow County Council to discuss the future of Rockbrae House and surrounding lands and are currently waiting for an updated position from the Council with regard to any potential proposals they have for the property. Until these considerations are advanced I am unable to provide a position on the future of Rockbrae House at this juncture.

I recognise the outstanding contribution veterans have made to the State and in that regard my Department is committed to supporting IUNVA in recognition of their valued service .

Question No. 26 answered with Question No. 13.