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Written Answers. - Cork House Demolition.

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 No. 7

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 96. Miss Quill Information on Máirín Quill Zoom on Máirín Quill  asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Information on Michael D. Higgins Zoom on Michael D. Higgins  if his attention has been drawn to the fact that planning permission has been lodged with Cork Corporation for the demolition of the house in which Thomas McCurtain, revered Lord Mayor of Cork, was assassinated in March 1920; the action, if any, that is open to his Department to prevent this demolition; if so, the plans, if any, he has to take that action; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12346/96]

Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins): Information on Michael D. Higgins Zoom on Michael D. Higgins The National monuments and historic [1901] properties service of my Department has ascertained from Cork Corporation that an application for planning permission to demolish No. 40, Thomas Davis Street, where Thomas McCurtain was assasinated, was recently lodged. The building is not listed by the planning authority and it is not known to be of any special architectural interest. My Department will be examining the planning application as part of the normal planning procedures and in that process I will have the importance of the house assessed.


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