Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (240)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

331 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if he has had further discussions with An Taisce with a view to ensuring the right of rural dwellers to live in their own communities, having particular regard to his previous pronouncement on the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3413/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

As I have previously indicated to the Deputy, I have not had any formal discussions or meetings with An Taisce but I have met some of its officers a few times in a social context and there have been informal exchanges. I have availed of any such opportunity to reiterate my views on rural housing, which are already well known to Members.

Question No. 332 answered with QuestionNo. 330.