Departmental Funding

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<p id="para_1986" class="">154. <strong>Deputy Joanna Tuffy</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Education and Skills</strong> if he will provide an update in tabular form, of the grants from his Department payable in the year 2012 to non Governmental agencies based here or abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49328/12]</p>
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<p id="para_1987" class="">The information requested by the Deputy is not centrally collated and would involve a very significant amount of administrative time to compile. However, details of public funding disbursements are made available in a range of publications on an annual basis. The Revised Estimates Volume, published annually by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, contains a significant level of detail, on a Vote by Vote basis, regarding funding allocations in the year of publication, together with details of funding disbursed by the Exchequer in the previous year. The Comptroller and Auditor General also publishes the Appropriation Accounts, which are the annual accounts of Government Departments. Additionally on an annual basis, my Department posts on its website details of organisations that are part-funded from the National Lottery. In this regard details for 2010 and 2011 are provided in tabular form at the end of this reply. If there is a specific body in which the Deputy has a particular interest my officials will request the relevant organisation to supply the relevant details insofar as is possible.</p>
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<strong>2010 National Lottery Funding from Vote 26 - Education and Skills</strong>
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<p id="para_1989" class="">6.1 National Lottery Funding. Under subheads B.1 and B.14, a total of €1.06 million was grant aided in 2010 to support adult education and cultural activities. The subheads in Vote 26 from which the funding was paid are noted below.</p>
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<p id="para_1990" class="">
<strong>Recipients of Funding from National Lottery</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_1991" class="">2010</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_1992" class="">2009</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_1993" class="">Expenses of Adult Education Organisations (Subhead B.1.) </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_1994" class="">€864,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_1995" class="">€941,000</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_1996" class="">Cultural Activities (Subhead B.14.) </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_1997" class="">€196,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_1998" class="">€207,000</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_1999" class="">Total</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2000" class="">€1,060,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2001" class="">€1,148,000</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<p id="para_2002" class="">
<strong>Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.1 - Adult Education</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2003" class="">Sum received 2010</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2004" class="">Sum received 2009</p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2005" class="">Aontas</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2006" class="">€440,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2007" class="">€477,000</p>
</td>
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<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2008" class="">National Adult Literacy Agency</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2009" class="">€302,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2010" class="">€333,000</p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2011" class="">People's College</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2012" class="">€99,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2013" class="">€108,000</p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2014" class="">Irish Countrywomen's Association</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2015" class="">€23,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2016" class="">€23,000</p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2017" class="">Total</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2018" class="">€864,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2019" class="">€941,000</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2020" class="">
<strong>Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.14 - Cultural Activities</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2021" class="">Sum received 2010</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2022" class="">Sum received 2009</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2023" class="">Foras Éireann</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2024" class="">€11,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2025" class="">€11,400</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2026" class="">National Youth Orchestra of Ireland</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2027" class="">€108,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2028" class="">€114,000</p>
</td>
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<p id="para_2029" class="">Feis Maitiú</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2030" class="">€38,500</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2031" class="">€41,000</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2032" class="">Artane School of Music</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2033" class="">€38,500</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2034" class="">€41,000</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2035" class="">Total</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2036" class="">€196,000</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2037" class="">€207,400</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<p id="para_2038" class="">
<strong>6.1 National Lottery Funding</strong>
</p>
<p id="para_2039" class="">Under subheads B.1 and B.14, a total of €1.04 million was grant aided in 2011 to support adult education and cultural activities. The subheads in Vote 26 from which the funding was paid are noted below.</p>
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<td>
<p id="para_2040" class="">
<strong>Recipients of Funding from National Lottery</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2041" class="">
<strong>2011</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2042" class="">
<strong>2010</strong>
</p>
</td>
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<p id="para_2043" class=""/>
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<td>
<p id="para_2044" class="">
<strong>€000</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2045" class="">
<strong>€000</strong>
</p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2046" class="">Expenses of Adult Education Organisations (Subhead B.1.)</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2047" class="">854</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2048" class="">864</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2049" class=""> Cultural Activities (Subhead B.14.) </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2050" class="">187</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2051" class="">196</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2052" class="">
<strong> Total</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2053" class="">
<strong>1,041</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2054" class="">
<strong>1,060</strong>
</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2055" class="">
<strong>Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.1 - Adult Education Organisations</strong>
</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<table>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2056" class="">Name of Recipients</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2057" class="">
<strong>Sum received</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2058" class="">
<strong>Sum received</strong>
</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2059" class="">
<strong>-</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2060" class="">2010</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2061" class="">2011</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<p id="para_2062" class="">Aontas</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2063" class="">435,000.00 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2064" class="">440,000.00 </p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2065" class="">National Adult Literacy Agency</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2066" class="">298,000.00 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2067" class="">302,000.00 </p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2068" class="">Peoples College</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2069" class="">98,000.00 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2070" class="">99,000.00 </p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2071" class="">Irish Countrywomen's Association</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2072" class="">23,000.00 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2073" class="">23,000.00 </p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2074" class="">
<strong>Total</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2075" class="">
<strong>854,000.00 </strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2076" class="">
<strong>864,000.00 </strong>
</p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2077" class="">
<strong>Recipients of Grants from Subhead B.14 - Cultural Activities </strong>
</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2078" class="">Name of Recipients</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2079" class="">
<strong>Sum received</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2080" class="">
<strong>Sum received</strong>
</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2081" class="">
<strong>-</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2082" class="">2010</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2083" class="">2011</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<p id="para_2084" class="">Foras Éireann</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2085" class="">10,500.00 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2086" class="">11,000.00 </p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2087" class="">National Youth Orchestra of Ireland</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2088" class="">103,000.00 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2089" class="">108,000.00 </p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2090" class="">Feis Maitiu</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2091" class="">36,700.00 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2092" class="">38,500.00 </p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2093" class="">Artane School of Music</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2094" class="">36,700.00 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2095" class="">38,500.00 </p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2096" class="">
<strong>Total</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2097" class="">
<strong>186,900.00 </strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2098" class="">
<strong>196,000.00 </strong>
</p>
</td>
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School Funding

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<h3>Ceisteanna (155)</h3>
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<p id="para_2099" class="">155. <strong>Deputy Joanna Tuffy</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Education and Skills</strong> the financial assistance available to a school (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49329/12]</p>
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<p id="para_2100" class="">The school to which the Deputy refers is not a recognised national school and is not therefore eligible to receive funding from my Department.</p>
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Site Acquisitions

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<p id="para_2101" class="">156. <strong>Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Education and Skills</strong> if he will provide an update on the development of a new school (details provided) in County Dublin ; if that school is part of the new build schedule; the date on which works will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49331/12]</p>
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<p id="para_2102" class="">As the Deputy will be aware, a project for a new building for the school to which the Deputy refers is included in the five-year construction programme that I announced last March. It is my Department's intention that this project will proceed to construction in the period 2015-16. My Department has sought the assistance of, and is working closely with, the relevant Local Authority in relation to identifying and acquiring a suitable site for the proposed school concerned. Due to commercial sensitivities attaching to site acquisitions generally, I am not in a position to comment further at this time. The current status of all projects on the school building programme, including the school in question, may be viewed on my Department's website, <em>www.education.ie</em>.</p>
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School Curriculum

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<p id="para_2103" class="">157. <strong>Deputy Eoghan Murphy</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Education and Skills</strong> if he is satisfied that Give Peace a Chance: An Educational Resource on Conflict and Peace Building for Post Primary Educators is sufficiently objective for use by teachers in teaching Citizenship Education, Religious Education, Geography, English and History. [49338/12]</p>
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<p id="para_2104" class="">I am not in a position to comment on the use of this resource by teachers in post-primary schools. It is a matter for individual schools to select the resources and textbooks available that best support their implementation of the syllabuses, including CSPE, prescribed by my Department. This flexibility gives schools the opportunity to select the resources that are most appropriate to the needs of their students. However, it is expected that schools will enable their students to think critically about the content of the materials that are used during the teaching and learning process. This is particularly true of subjects such as Civic, Social and Political Education, History and English where students are provided with the opportunity to analyse and interpret input, and to discuss the difference between fact and opinion and between bias and objectivity in texts and other materials. </p>
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Public Sector Pensions Expenditure

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<h3>Ceisteanna (158)</h3>
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<div class="content"><h4 class="from">Mary Lou McDonald</h4><span class="question-start">Ceist:</span>
<p id="para_2105" class="">158. <strong>Deputy Mary Lou McDonald</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Education and Skills</strong> if he will provide in tabular form the number of public servants in receipt of annual gross public sector pensions of between 0 to 10,000 euro, 10,001 to 20,000 euro, 20,001 to 30,000 euro, 30,001 to 40,000 euro, 40,001 to 50,000 euro, 50,001 to 60,000 euro, 60,001 to 70,000 euro, 70,001 to 80,000 euro, 80,000 to 90,000, 90,000 to 100,000 euro, 100,001 to 110,000 euro, 110,001 to 120,000 euro, 120,001 to 130,000 euro, 130,001 to 140,000 euro, 140,001 to 150,000 euro, 150,001 to 160,000 euro, 160,001 and above; and if these figures include local authorities, vocational educational committees, commercial semi State companies, non-commercial State agencies/bodies public sector retirees. [49823/12]</p>
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<p id="para_2106" class="">The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available within by Department and is being sought from the bodies and agencies under the aegis of my Department. When it is compiled, it will be forwarded to the Deputy.</p>
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Heritage Centres Expenditure

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<h3>Ceisteanna (159)</h3>
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<div class="content"><h4 class="from">Brendan Griffin</h4><span class="question-start">Ceist:</span>
<p id="para_2107" class="">159. <strong>Deputy Brendan Griffin</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform</strong> the overall annual expenditure by the Office of Public Works on guides for OPW sites; if he will provide a breakdown per site of this expenditure; the number of guides that are employed per site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49163/12]</p>
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<a class="c-avatar__name-link" href="/ga/members/member/Brian-Hayes.S.1995-12-20/">Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform</a>
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<p id="para_2108" class="">The Office of Public Works is responsible for the management, conservation and presentation of approximately 780 heritage sites. Of this number, 70 are presented to the public with a guide service. A number of sites such as Kilmainham Gaol, the Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny Castle are open to visitors all year round, while others such as Dunmore Cave and Jerpoint Abbey have reduced winter hours. Many sites are open only for the summer season. A core staff of 94 permanent guides is augmented by approximately 200 guides who return as required for the high season. Temporary seasonal guides are recruited each year to complete the number of staff required to run the visitor service element of OPW Heritage Services. In 2011, pay amounted to €9,596,918 for a total of 432 guides.</p>
<table>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2109" class="">Site</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2110" class="">Pay Expenditure 2011</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2111" class="">No of guides</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2112" class="">Ardfert Cathedral</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2113" class="">€69,927.62</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2114" class="">2</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2115" class="">Athenry Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2116" class="">€55,996.12</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2117" class="">4</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2118" class="">Aughnanure Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2119" class="">€69,932.77</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2120" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2121" class="">Ballyhack Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2122" class="">€17,756.66</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2123" class="">2</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2124" class="">Barryscourt Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2125" class="">€42,950.59</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2126" class="">4</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2127" class="">Battle of the Boyne</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2128" class="">€318,429.15</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2129" class="">10</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2130" class="">Botanic Gardens *</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2131" class="">€426,090.52</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2132" class="">6</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2133" class="">Boyle Abbey</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2134" class="">€43,542.07</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2135" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2136" class="">Brú na Bóinne</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2137" class="">€494,484.04</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2138" class="">17</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2139" class="">Cahir Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2140" class="">€245,833.94</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2141" class="">10</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2142" class="">Carrowmore Megalithic Centre</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2143" class="">€91,899.74</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2144" class="">4</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2145" class="">Casino Marino</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2146" class="">€68,174.27</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2147" class="">7</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2148" class="">Castletown</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2149" class="">€134,294.54</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2150" class="">10</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2151" class="">Céide Fields</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2152" class="">€151,897.59</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2153" class="">6</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2154" class="">Charles Fort</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2155" class="">€210,663.97 </p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2156" class="">10</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2157" class="">Clonmacnoise</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2158" class="">€311,834.69</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2159" class="">15</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2160" class="">Corlea Bog</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2161" class="">€72,302.66</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2162" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2163" class="">Derrynane House</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2164" class="">€54,218.80</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2165" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2166" class="">Desmond Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2167" class="">€48,658.66</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2168" class="">2</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2169" class="">Desmond Hall</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2170" class="">€25,337.23</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2171" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2172" class="">Donegal Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2173" class="">€127,327.76</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2174" class="">6</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2175" class="">Dún Aonghusa</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2176" class="">€215,961.48</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2177" class="">11</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2178" class="">Dungarvan Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2179" class="">€30,502.54</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2180" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2181" class="">Dunmore Cave</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2182" class="">€199,940.03</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2183" class="">9</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2184" class="">Emo Court *</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2185" class="">€63,304.31</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2186" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2187" class="">Ennis Friary</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2188" class="">€37,488.84</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2189" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2190" class="">Farmleigh</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2191" class="">€54,776.58</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2192" class="">4</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2193" class="">Ferns Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2194" class="">€49,065.69</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2195" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2196" class="">Gallarus</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2197" class="">€15,108.83</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2198" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2199" class="">Glebe House &amp; Gallery *</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2200" class="">€201,892.67</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2201" class="">8</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2202" class="">Glendalough Centre</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2203" class="">€307,289.12</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2204" class="">9</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2205" class="">Hill of Tara</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2206" class="">€43,402.07</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2207" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2208" class="">Ilnacullin-Garnish</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2209" class="">€31,638.77</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2210" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2211" class="">Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir*</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2212" class="">€84,595.92</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2213" class="">7</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2214" class="">Jerpoint Abbey</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2215" class="">€142,236.96</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2216" class="">7</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2217" class="">JFK Arboretum*</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2218" class="">€54,435.20</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2219" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2220" class="">Kilkenny Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2221" class="">€676,769.49</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2222" class="">25</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2223" class="">Kilmacurragh</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2224" class="">€57,003.40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2225" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2226" class="">Kilmainham Gaol</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2227" class="">€571,558.28</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2228" class="">24</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2229" class="">Knowth Passage Grave</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2230" class="">€135,867.16</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2231" class="">See Brú na Bóinne</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2232" class="">Listowel Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2233" class="">€26,957.61</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2234" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2235" class="">Loughcrew</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2236" class="">€35,372.77</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2237" class="">2</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2238" class="">Main Guard</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2239" class="">€62,327.28</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2240" class="">4</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2241" class="">Maynooth Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2242" class="">€35,714.90</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2243" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2244" class="">Newgrange</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2245" class="">€273,699.52</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2246" class="">See Brú na Bóinne</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2247" class="">New Mills Corn &amp; Flax Mills</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2248" class="">€31,224.04</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2249" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2250" class="">Old Mellifont</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2251" class="">€60,370.34</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2252" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2253" class="">Ormond Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2254" class="">€57,552.60</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2255" class="">6</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2256" class="">Parkes Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2257" class="">€65,539.08</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2258" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2259" class="">Pearse Museum &amp; St. Enda's Park*</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2260" class="">€338,427.39</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2261" class="">7</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2262" class="">Phoenix Park Visitor Centre*</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2263" class="">€134,595.34</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2264" class="">6</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2265" class="">Portumna Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2266" class="">€99,398.35</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2267" class="">6</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2268" class="">Rathfarnham Castle *</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2269" class="">€122,784.46</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2270" class="">7</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2271" class="">Reginald's Tower</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2272" class="">€121,825.48</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2273" class="">6</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2274" class="">Rock of Cashel</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2275" class="">€496,829.58</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2276" class="">23</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2277" class="">Roscrea Castle Grounds</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2278" class="">€78,216.21</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2279" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2280" class="">Ross Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2281" class="">€223,771.34</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2282" class="">6</p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2283" class="">Scattery Island</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2284" class="">€16,619.37</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2285" class="">1</p>
</td>
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<td>
<p id="para_2286" class="">Skelligs</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2287" class="">€90,765.61</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2288" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2289" class="">Sligo Abbey</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2290" class="">€71,451.57</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2291" class="">5</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2292" class="">St. Audoens</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2293" class="">€75,364.60</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2294" class="">10</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2295" class="">St. Mary's Abbey</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2296" class="">€15,763.07</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2297" class="">See Casino</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2298" class="">St. Mary's Gowran</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2299" class="">€25,863.82</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2300" class="">2</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2301" class="">Swiss Cottage</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2302" class="">€116,583.95</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2303" class="">6</p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td>
<p id="para_2304" class="">Teach an Phiarsaigh</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2305" class="">€29,860.88</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2306" class="">3</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2307" class="">Tintern Abbey</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2308" class="">€52,746.58</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2309" class="">7</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2310" class="">Trim Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2311" class="">€138,746.31</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2312" class="">10</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2313" class="">Dublin Castle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2314" class="">€644,155.93</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2315" class="">16</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p id="para_2316" class="">TOTAL</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2317" class="">€9,596,918.71</p>
</td>
<td>
<p id="para_2318" class="">432</p>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
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Museum Projects

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<p id="para_2319" class="">160. <strong>Deputy Micheál Martin</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform</strong> the spending on improvements that have been undertaken at a museum (details supplied) in Dublin 14; the outstanding works that remain to be completed; the moneys that have been allocated for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49206/12]</p>
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<p id="para_2320" class="">The Pearse Museum reopened in 2008 following a major two-year renovation project which involved the building of a new access stairs, new museum entrance, lift and improvements to visitor facilities. The electrical services were upgraded and the heating system was replaced. The historic rooms of the house were redisplayed and reinterpreted, new areas of the building were made accessible to the public and a space for temporary exhibitions was provided. The café in the courtyard of St. Enda's Park was renovated in 2010 at a cost of €340,447, including VAT. The café is now open all year round for visitors to the Pearse Museum and St. Enda's Park. A project is under way to repair one of the bridges in St. Enda's Park and replace a second one at a total cost of €50,000. It is hoped that an exhibition on the life of P.H. Pearse will be installed in the renovated basement in the coming years subject to funds being available. Plans for the conservation of a number of the garden buildings in the park also await funding.</p>
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