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Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 104. Mr. Allen Information on Bernard Allen Zoom on Bernard Allen  asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh  the State properties, both lands and buildings, in the ownership of his Department; the present use of same in each case; and if it is available for disposal. [26907/02]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh The information sought by the Deputy is set out on the following table.

The lands division in my Department is also involved in the administration of approximately 46 hectares of agricultural land and some 1,300 hectares of non-agricultural land, mainly bogland, previously owned by the former Land Commission and which is now vested in the Minister for Agriculture and Food. This land may only be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of section 8 of the Irish Land Commission (Dissolution) Act, 1992.

Properties owned by the Minister for Agriculture and Food

Use, Location and Area (hectares) Comment
County Dublin
200 hectares (approximately)
Nine hectares (approximately) is being transferred to Campus and Stadium Ireland Development Limited in connection with the National Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the Special Olympics 2003.
   
150 hectares (approximately) A laboratory complex is being built on 37 hectares (approximately) of the farm.
   
350 hectares (approximately) 6.6 hectares is leased to the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation; 2.8 hectares is leased to the Racing Academy and Centre of Education; 4.2 hectares is leased to Kildare Chilling Company.
   
78 hectares (approximately) Potato farm and laboratory.
   
4 hectares (approximately) Blood Testing Laboratory; Dairy Science Laboratory; Regional Veterinary Laboratory.
   
0.35 hectares Dairy Science Laboratory will move to Backweston when laboratory complex completed there.
   
110 hectares (approximately) Crop variety testing and for Teagasc education, research and training purposes.


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