Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (272)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

272. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the public consultations held by her Department in 2018 and to date in 2019; the date on which such consultations were held by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50444/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to public consultations undertaken by my Department in 2018 and to date in 2019 are set out in the table below:

Year

Details of Public Consultation

Date and location of consultations held (as applicable)

2017-2018

Decade of Centenaries – Public call for submissions to assist the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations in advising Government on the State's approach to the commemoration of significant historical events that took place between 1918 and 1923

Consultation period 30 October 2017 to 28th of February 2018. Open consultation -postal and email campaign

2018

Review of Derogation Process under Article 9(a) of the EU Birds Directive

Consultation period 26 March to 4 May 2018. Open consultation - postal and email campaign

2018

Public Consultation associated with preparation of Hill of Tara Management Plan

From March 2018 Online submissions Community and stakeholder meetings

2018

Skellig Michil Management Plan

Dec 2018- Feb 2019Open consultation – postal and email campaign

2018-2019

November 2018 to March 2019 Heritage Ireland 2030 (Ireland’s new national heritage plan)

Approximately 70 public consultations were held on various dates during the consultation period at different dates.Consultations held in the following counties: Clare, Cork City & County, Donegal, Dublin, Galway City & County, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wicklow

2018-2019

Draft Regulations and Guidelines on implementation of Section 7(1) of the Heritage Act 2018

Consultation period 21 December 2018 to 31 January 2019. Open consultation - postal and email campaign

2019

Biodiversity Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Public Consultation launched at the National Biodiversity Conference 20th February 2019 by Minister Madigan to a cross-sectoral audience of over 400 delegates. The draft Plan was uploaded to the npws.ie website and adverts were run in the Irish Times, Independent and Examiner.www.npws.ie/news/public-consultation-irelands-biodiversity-sectoral-climate-change-adaptation-plan

The consultation period was 20 February 2019 to 17 April 2019.An overview report on the consultations has been uploaded, along with the final Plan to www.npws.ie/news/biodiversity-climate-change-sectoral-adaptation-plan Open consultation - postal and email campaign.

2019

Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan for Built and Archaeological Heritagewww.chg.gov.ie/heritage/climate-change/the-built-and-archaeological-heritage-climate-change-sectoral-adaptation-plan/

- Galway (Ballinasloe) Stakeholder Workshop 22 January

- Dublin (Dublin City) Stakeholder Workshop 23 January 2019

- Public consultation 15 May-14 June 2019

2019

A key issues paper for public consultation on a review of the use of peat in the horticultural industry has been published. Submissions have been invited on the key issues paper during the three month period closing on 20 January 2020.

14 October 2019- 20 January 2020 Open consultation - postal and email campaign