Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (255)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

255. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention has been drawn to the recent damage to Coliemore Harbour that has rendered it virtually unusable (details supplied); the actions his Department and the National Monument Service have taken, in conjunction with the local authority, to repair the damage caused in August 2020; if he will provide a schedule for the repairs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2954/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Coliemore Harbour is a recorded monument and is therefore protected under the National Monuments Acts 1930-2020.

As required under those Acts, my Department's National Monuments Service (NMS) has been notified by the local authority of its proposals for investigations and repair of a collapse of the bedrock supporting a footpath leading to the southern jetty. NMS is liaising with the local authority and will provide appropriate archaeological advice and guidance as required.