Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Ceisteanna (114)

Ann Phelan


114. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of land in public ownership in counties Carlow and Kilkenny; and if he will identify all lands owned by the public, including land owned by local authorities and semi-State bodies. [45286/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has a substantial portfolio of properties in its care. It has only one land bank, a 3.06 acre site in Thomastown, County Kilkenny that was acquired as part of the decentralisation programme for a new headquarters for the Health and Safety Authority. OPW has other properties in Carlow and Kilkenny. A list of these can be provided if required.

Any public lands in the ownership of the Local Authorities or Semi State Bodies is a matter for those organisations.