Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Ceisteanna (217, 218, 219, 220)

Kate O'Connell

Ceist:

217. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Transport Infrastructure Ireland has the authority to carry out underground works at a site on Grand Parade, Dublin 6, before applying for a rail order. [24492/19]

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Kate O'Connell

Ceist:

218. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Transport Infrastructure Ireland has the authority to spend public money to fund construction on sites in which planning permission is not in place. [24493/19]

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Kate O'Connell

Ceist:

219. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are provisions within the rail order legislation that exempt Transport Infrastructure Ireland from following typical approval and permission processes; and if these exemptions exist, if they can be in place before an application for a rail order has been granted. [24494/19]

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Kate O'Connell

Ceist:

220. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the contractual relationship between Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the piling contractor and the developer of a site (details supplied) that would allow underground works to proceed. [24495/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 217 to 220, inclusive, together.

As I understand it, the construction works referred to by the Deputy relate to a private development being constructed by a private company pursuant to a planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála.

Details of that planning permission and conditions attached thereto are available to view on the website of An Bord Pleanála.  

I understand that the particular development is now subject to judicial proceedings taken by persons against the private developer and I do not propose to comment on the matter whilst those proceedings are taking place.