Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (138)

Joan Burton

Question:

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.