Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (139)

Joan Burton

Ceist:

139. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timetable for the appointment of a contractor to construct the proposed pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Liffey to the War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46011/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Following an international architectural design competition, the Office of Public Works, in conjunction with The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), announced in May 2019 a winning design concept for a new Commemorative Bridge at Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin. Elements of the design, by Ian Ritchie Architects, are currently being examined in detail as to cost and feasibility. Once this process is completed, OPW will likely submit an application for planning permission to Dublin City Council. Thereafter, should planning permission be granted, OPW will engage in a public procurement process to appoint contractors for the works. The final delivery of this project remains subject to availability of funding.