Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (157, 158)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

157. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a structural survey of Carndonagh courthouse, County Donegal, has taken place in order to assess its condition and prioritise the type of work required in order to reopen it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44383/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

158. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a programme of remedial works for Carndonagh courthouse, Carndonagh, County Donegal, has been put in place; the likely timeframe involved; the steps that have been taken to provide for an alternative to ensure that court sittings continue to be held in Carndonagh; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44384/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 157 and 158 together.

While the Office of Public Works has no responsibility for Court buildings, it does provide technical and other services on request to the Courts Service in relation to its buildings. The OPW has carried out an inspection of Carndonagh Courthouse and has made recommendations to the Courts Service on the works required to the building.