Written Answers. - National Monuments.

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

421 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage Gaeltacht and the Islands the steps she will take to ensure that a battlement wall (details supplied) is fully restored; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27938/01]

The site referred to by the Deputy is not in the care of the State. My Department is not in a position to provide financial assistance towards the cost of work at monuments in private ownership as all available resources are required for the preservation and protection of those monuments which are in the care of the State.