Thursday, 2 May 2013

Ceisteanna (100, 101)

Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

100. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans in relation to the development of an arts centre (details supplied); the progress or actions that have taken place thus far; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20956/13]

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Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

101. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans in relation to the development of an Arts centre (details supplied); the progress or actions that have taken place thus far; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20958/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 100 and 101 together.

In order to facilitate the EU Presidency meetings at Dublin Castle, a number of organisations who had accommodation under license were requested to vacate their offices in Dublin Castle. OPW Property Management sourced alternative temporary accommodation for Irish Arts Review, Music Network and Ouroboros in the vacant Garda Station at Harcourt Terrace. Drumcondra Work Space has also been accommodated in this property.

OPW is currently developing a longer-term plan for the property and there are no plans to develop an Arts Centre at this venue.