Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (320)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

320. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his long-term plans for Westgate House, Narrow West Street, Drogheda, County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26307/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Westgate House, Narrow West Street, Drogheda, County Louth is in the ownership of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland. 

Officials in my Department have informed me that the property has been identified as a surplus State property and that they are in the process of transferring it to Louth County Council, in line with the OPW’s disposal policy.  The transfer is likely to be completed by end-2020. 

While the long term plans for the property will be a matter for the Council, I understand that the Council proposes to develop the adjoining part of the property, previously the Drogheda Youth Centre, as an enterprise hub.