Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (153)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

153. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the date that construction of the wall at the graveyard on the Hill of Tara commenced; and the cost of the construction to date. [45302/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The repair of the collapsed graveyard wall at St. Patrick’s Church, Tara was commenced by the direct labour force of the Office of Public Works based at Trim Co. Meath in May 2015 and is scheduled to continue for at least another year. The serious structural problems that gave rise to the collapse have been stabilised and the remaining work is not therefore urgent. Attendance by the works team at the site will continue and is subject to seasonal weather and the demands of other more urgent needs within the Trim Depot’s operational area.

The works programme at Tara is being carried out together with other maintenance and works tasks at the site so the particular costs directly associated with the wall reconstruction are not specifically identifiable.