Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (138)

Joan Burton


138. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress on the restoration work to the Magazine Fort site in the Phoenix Park; the timetable for the commencement and completion of the restoration work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46010/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Office of Public Works has been engaged in an ongoing programme of conservation works at the Magazine Fort since 2010. With the contribution of a team of consultants including archaeologists and structural engineers, the reopening of the Fort to the public on a limited basis, to coincide with the centenary of the 1916 Rising, was realised. Further works of restoration are in planning. However it is not possible at this point to give a precise timetable for commencement and completion.