Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (131, 132)

Ciarán Cuffe

Ceist:

207 Mr. Cuffe asked the Minister for Finance the progress that has been made with the provision, and the proposed date of opening, of the Dáil Éireann crèche. [3663/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Ciarán Cuffe

Ceist:

208 Mr. Cuffe asked the Minister for Finance the progress that has been made with the restoration of Leinster Lawn; and when it will be fully restored. [3664/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 207 and 208 together.

Phase 1 of the refurbishment of Kildare House includes the provision of accommodation for the Oireachtas crèche. It is expected that this phase will be completed during the summer of 2004. The opening and operation of the crèche is a matter for the Houses of the Oireachtas. The refurbishment of Kildare House necessitates the vacating of Kildare House car park and, pending completion of the project, the car parking facilities were temporarily relocated on Leinster Lawn. The restoration of Leinster Lawn will be addressed on the completion of the Kildare House refurbishment.