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Deenihan, Jimmy

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

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Written Answers - Architectural Heritage

Was asked: his plans for the former Hume Street Hospital to ensure that it retains some form of civic use. More Button

Was asked: his views on the purchase of numbers three to eight Hume Street, Dublin, for the purposes of a cultural centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 319 and 321 together.More Button

The complex of buildings referred to by the Deputies is on the Record of Protected Structures for Dublin City. My Department has no involvement in the current ownership or use of the former Hume S...More Button

Was asked: in view of recent reports that many historic buildings in Dublin are in danger of falling into dereliction due to funding cuts, the actions are being taken to remedy this deterioration; if he will ...More Button

My Department is responsible for the legislative framework, general policy development and promotional awareness of Ireland’s built heritage. My Department also provides some limited funding...More Button

In relation to protected structures, section 59 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 provides for a planning authority to serve notice to require works to be carried out in relation to endanger...More Button

In the context of the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015, my Department is developing various policy actions which can contribute to the protection and appropriate reuse of our built herit...More Button

Written Answers - Arts Funding

Was asked: his views on proposals from the National Campaign for the Arts (details supplied). More Button

I am well acquainted with the views of the National Campaign for the Arts. Senior officials from my Department met members of the campaign recently. I have been fully briefed on that meeting.More Button

Question No. 321 answered with Question No. 319.More Button

Written Answers - Wildlife Protection

Was asked: if an environmental impact statement is required by the National Parks and Wildlife Service in respect of bank reparation works at a location (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make...More Button

The repair works to which the Deputy refers are the subject of an application for notifiable activity consent under Regulation 14 of the European Communities (Natural Habitats) Regulations 1997 as ...More Button

Written Answers - Regulatory Impact Assessments

Was asked: the number and description of any regulatory impact assessments that have been undertaken by his Department on legislation or proposed legislation since 9 March 2011; the stage in the legislative /...More Button

Since my Department was established in June 2011, one technical Bill, the Irish Film Board Bill 2011, which did not require a Regulatory Impact Assessment, has been enacted. My Department is curre...More Button

Written Answers - Turbary Rights

Was asked: [420] the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received compensation to cease cutting turf on their bog; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

The land referred to by the Deputy is located in a natural heritage area designated in 2003. In 2010, the then Government decided that turf cutting should come to an end on raised bog natural heri...More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Was asked: the appointments made by him to State boards under the remit of his Department since March 2011 that were advertised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 396 of 31st January 2012. There have been no changes to board memberships since that date.More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues

Was asked: if he has any contact with those person’s who are proposing to build a golf course at Inch strand in Kerry; his views on the suitability of this Special Area of Conservation for such a golf c...More Button

Was asked: if he has discussed the proposal to build a golf course at Inch strand in Kerry with any officials from his Department; the advice he has received to date; his views that previous Ministers were ad...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 328 and 329 together. More Button

Inch Strand is within a Special Protection Area and a Special Area of Conservation. Any proposal to develop a golf course on the site must be subjected to an appropriate assessment of the implicati...More Button

I am aware of plans by the owners of Inch Strand to develop a golf course on the site but I understand that no formal proposals have yet been made. As a statutory consultee under the Planning and D...More Button