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Written Answers. - Land Acquisition Compensation.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 91. Mr. Ellis Information on John Ellis Zoom on John Ellis  asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Information on Michael D. Higgins Zoom on Michael D. Higgins  if he will have arrangements made to pay compensation due to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim in respect of land acquired as part of the Shannon/Erne Waterway project. [9117/96]

Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins): Information on Michael D. Higgins Zoom on Michael D. Higgins Negotiations on the claim of the person in question are ongoing with the claimant's solicitor with a view to reaching final settlement of the claim.

 92. Mr. Ellis Information on John Ellis Zoom on John Ellis  asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Information on Michael D. Higgins Zoom on Michael D. Higgins  if he will have arrangements made to have compensation paid to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim in respect of land acquired as part of the Shannon/Erne Waterway project. [9118/96]

Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins): Information on Michael D. Higgins Zoom on Michael D. Higgins An offer was made to the person in question [127] some time ago and the waterways service is awaiting a reply from the claimant's consultant as to whether the offer has been accepted.

 93. Mr. Ellis Information on John Ellis Zoom on John Ellis  asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Information on Michael D. Higgins Zoom on Michael D. Higgins  when payment in respect of all lands acquired as part of the Shannon/Erne Waterway project will be made; and the number of claims that are outstanding. [9119/96]

Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins): Information on Michael D. Higgins Zoom on Michael D. Higgins Approximately 350 claims have been received to date for compensation for land acquired in connection with the development of the Shannon-Erne Waterway. The number of definitive claims remaining to be settled stand at 29. In addition, a small number of unquantified notices of intention to claim have been received.

Negotiations are ongoing with all claimants or their representatives in an effort to finalise claims.


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