Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (733)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

733. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if Ireland is a signatory of the Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe, Granada, 1985; and if Ireland complies with its legal obligations under that EU convention. [11591/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

Ireland is a signatory to the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe, known as the ‘Granada Convention’. The Convention was ratified by Ireland on 20 January 1997 and entered into force on 1 May 1997. 

In fulfilment of its obligations under the Granada Convention, Ireland legislated for the increased protection of the architectural heritage with the enactments of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act 1999 (later superseded by Part IV of the Planning and Development Act 2000) and the Architectural Inventory (National Inventory) and Historic Monuments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999.