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Hayes, Brian

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Heritage Sites Issues

The Office of Public Works manages a number of National Monuments and Historic Properties in Co. Cork. Of these, four are presented to the public with a guide service. Full visitor numbers are avai...More Button

Office of Public Works Expenditure

From February 2002 to September 2011 an amount of €398,854.52 was expended in respect of the history of the Office of Public Works. This included researching and archiving material on the Office o...More Button

Office of Public Works Projects

There are no works currently underway at Rathfarnham Castle. Subject to availability of funding, it is hoped to undertake works to improve visitor accessibility in 2013.More Button

Office of Public Works Properties

In 1979 an agreement was reached between the State and Mr. Ambrose Congreve whereby, in exchange for tax concessions, Mr. Congreve placed his house and world-renowned gardens into a Trust with owne...More Button

The Trust, which is known as the Mount Congreve Garden Trust, currently has three Trustees. The Commissioners of Public Works is one of the Trustees and the other two Trustees were appointed by ...More Button

The Trust period for the Gardens will continue for a period of 21 years from the death of Mr. Congreve. During that period it will be the Trust, rather than the State, that will manage the Garde...More Button

Discussions are ongoing between the Commissioners and the Congreve Foundation (the representatives of Mr. Congreve's Estate) on a number of matters related to the Trust. It is hoped that a compr...More Button

In furtherance of the Phoenix Park Conservation Management Plan, the Office of Public Works hopes to limit through traffic at weekends and off-peak hours to facilitate recreational use of the Park....More Button

OPW awaits the analysis of a recent traffic survey which it is expected will take into account health and safety issues. More Button

Coastal Protection

Responsibility for coastal protection was transferred to the Office of Public Works in 2009. Prior to that date responsibility for coastal protection resided with the Department of Agriculture, Fi...More Button