Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (92)

Joan Burton

Ceist:

92. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the works being carried out in the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park; when the works will be completed; when the fort will be reopened as an amenity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10323/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Commissioners of Public Works have an ongoing and phased programme of maintenance and conservation works planned at the Magazine Fort. Alongside these works, OPW has recently appointed a multi-disciplinary team to put in place a master plan for the Phoenix Park, which will include the Magazine Fort and look at viable and sustainable uses for the Fort and its significant complex of military buildings.

The Magazine Fort has being closed to the public over the winter months as per the previous year and will re-open again for tours in April. These tours will commence from the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre and will run until October 2018. The tours are on Sundays only and commence at 10.00am, 12noon and 2.00 pm and have a limited capacity.