Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (249, 270)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

249. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the ongoing closure of the Casino in Marino. [13938/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Clare Daly

Ceist:

270. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the Casino in Marino has remained closed since June 2017; the nature of works being undertaken; and when it is likely to be reopened. [13937/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 249 and 270 together.

The Casino at Marino is a designated National Monument. It was necessary for the Office of Public Works, with the consent of the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to close the Casino to undertake emergency electrical remedial works. Additional conservation issues with the fabric of the building were subsequently identified and regrettably it has been necessary that the Casino remain closed while these essential works are carried out. While it is not possible to provide a definite reopening date as yet, OPW is working towards reopening the Casino to visitors by mid-summer this year. Updates on reopening will be available on www.casinomarino.ie and opw.ie