Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ceisteanna (369, 370)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

369. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the ongoing position regarding discussions between the Office of Public Works in respect of a project (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40208/19]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

370. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position in relation to the consideration of an analysis (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40207/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 369 and 370 together.

I am advised that the local authority is progressing proposals to develop improved parking facilities for members of the public wishing to visit an adjacent national monument. As part of its preliminary analysis the local authority has produced a Visual Impact Statement and has given some initial briefing on the project to my Department and to the Office of Public Works as the relevant heritage authorities with responsibility for the national monument. Depending on the final location selected for the development, it may require my consent, as Minister, under section 14 of the National Monuments Act 1930 (as amended). The matter is still at an early stage and no application for such consent has yet been presented to my Department.