Thursday, 10 September 2020

Questions (82)

Steven Matthews

Question:

82. Deputy Steven Matthews asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department will carry out a report and assessment of repairs required for two public sites (details supplied) under the control of the OPW in Bray, County Wicklow, that have been damaged by antisocial behaviour. [23075/20]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Office of Public Works will, as soon as resources are available, arrange an inspection of Raheen na Cluig, a National Monument in State care, following which it would be expected that a Report would issue in due course.

The remit of the Office of Public Work lies with the preservation, protection, maintenance, conservation, management and presentation (if possible) of the state owned National Monuments. As Oldcourt Castle is not designated as such, an assessment and report of the site's condition falls outside OPW's remit. The Office of Public Works is not in a position to accede to this element of the Deputy's request.