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Hayes, Brian

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Tax Clearance Certificates

Under the terms of the lease with the Commissioners of Public Works, the landlord covenants to produce a Tax Clearance Certificate annually. In the event said Certificate is not produced, rent paym...More Button

Flood Relief Schemes Funding

As I stated in my reply to the Questions to which the Deputy refers, the appointment of members of Drainage Committees - whether the Committee concerned is the Athleague Flood Alleviation Committee...More Button

The sum of €270,000 to which the Deputy refers was provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW) to Roscommon County Council on foot of an application by the Council under the OPW's Minor Flood M...More Button

The bulk of the works at Athleague have been completed and the OPW understands that the remaining element, a proposed embankment along the Silver Stream, will be dependent on the results of site ...More Button

Under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works Scheme, the identification of the appropriate mitigation measures, progression of the works and accounting for the expenditure of the funding allocated is a...More Button

The Deputy will be aware that I visited Athleague in September 2013. More Button

Drainage Schemes Status

I propose to take Questions Nos. 404 and 405 together.

  Where a drainage scheme is carried out by the Office of Public Works (OPW) under the Arterial Drainage Acts 1945 and 1995...More Button

The River Laune is not a designated channel under an Office of Public Works (OPW) arterial drainage scheme and therefore the OPW is not responsible for its maintenance. The channel is in a Drainag...More Button

If the flooding problem in the location mentioned is due to a lack of maintenance by the Council then the OPW would not be in a position to approve funding to the Council under the OPW's Minor Fl...More Button

Flood Prevention Measures

It is a matter for Waterford County Council in the first instance to investigate and address coastal protection issues generally in the county, including remedial works required on foot of damage f...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 410 to 412, inclusive, together.More Button

The Government decided on 11 February 2014 to make available up to €69.5 million for a programme of repair and remediation works to roads, coastal protection and flood defence and other public in...More Button

Kerry County Council must submit an overall programme of works to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government detailing how it proposes to spend the total allocation that is...More Button

The River Laune is not a designated channel under an Office of Public Works (OPW) arterial drainage scheme and therefore the OPW is not responsible for its maintenance. The channel is in a Drainag...More Button

The embankment in question, at Lower Bridge Street, is a former Land Commission embankment. As I outlined to the Deputy in my reply to his Parliamentary Question No. 8642 of 20 February this yea...More Button

The Government decided on 11 February 2014 to make available up to €69.5 million for a programme of repair and remediation works to roads, coastal protection and flood defence and other public in...More Button

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has written to Kerry County Council, indicating, based on the estimate submitted by the Council to that Department, that up to €1...More Button

Kerry County Council must submit an overall programme of works to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government detailing how it proposes to spend the total allocation that is...More Button

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has no statutory responsibility for any embankments at Ballymacprior, Killorglin, County Kerry.More Button

The Government decided on 11 February 2014 to make available up to €69.5 million for a programme of repair and remediation works to roads, coastal protection and flood defence and other public in...More Button

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has written to Kerry County Council, indicating, based on the estimate submitted by the Council to that Department, that up to €1...More Button

Kerry County Council must submit an overall programme of works to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government detailing how it proposes to spend the total allocation that is...More Button

The Office of Public Works (OPW) as the lead agency for flood risk management works closely with a wide range of other agencies and relevant parties to ensure a high level of co-ordination, co-ope...More Button

One significant area of co-operation is in relation to the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme which the OPW is currently undertaking with its technical consultants a...More Button

- a high level National CFRAM Steering Group to provide guidance on the overall direction of the CFRAM Programme and comprising representatives from a number of relevant Government Departments an...More Button

- a National CFRAM Stakeholder Group with representatives from organisational stakeholders with a national level of interest or coverage to provide a forum to inform such stakeholders of progress...More Button

- at the level of the specific CFRAM projects, Steering Groups and Progress Groups with representatives of the OPW, relevant Regional and Local Authorities, the EPA and, for cross-border (Interna...More Button

The CFRAM Programme also involves a significant engagement with communities and the public whereby the draft flood maps produced under the CFRAM will be subject to both informal and formal public...More Button

On an ongoing basis, the OPW liaises with the National Parks and Wildlife Service in relation to the protection of wildlife and habitats in the context of flood defence works and with Waterways I...More Button

The OPW is working closely with the insurance industry and has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Insurance Ireland on the format and protocols for the provision of information to the indu...More Button

Flood Relief Schemes Expenditure

The Office of Public Works commenced flood relief works on the River Dodder in 2007 after a report was completed by Dublin City Council into both tidal and fluvial flood risk from the River, with t...More Button

The Government decided on 11 February 2014 to make available up to €69.5 million for a programme of repair and remediation works to roads, coastal protection and flood defence and other public infr...More Button

Public Sector Pensions

The Government decided on 11 February 2014 to make available up to €69.5 million for a programme of repair and remediation works to roads, coastal protection and flood defence and other public infr...More Button

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has written to the local authorities involved indicating the amounts being made available to the Council on foot of the Governmen...More Button

The Office of Public Works commenced flood relief works on the River Dodder in 2007 after a report was completed by Dublin City Council into both tidal and fluvial flood risk from the River, with t...More Button

Office of Public Works Projects

The Ardara Bridge conservation project, has been, from the outset, technically very challenging due to the extremely fragile nature of the structure. It has also been affected by poor weather, resu...More Button

The best current estimate for final completion is end 2016.More Button

Although the Brown Flesk River is situated in the River Maine catchment area, it was excluded on economic grounds from the Maine catchment drainage scheme carried out by the Office of Public Works ...More Button

It is open to the Local Authority to make an application for funding to undertake any necessary works under the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coast Protection Scheme. Any application re...More Button

The Commissioners for Public Works do not accept that there has been any breach of contract. The Commissioners will look into the matter and revert to the Deputy shortly.More Button

Office of Public Works Staff

In line with all Government Departments and Offices, permanent staffing levels in the Office of Public Works (OPW) are governed by Government policy on the control of public service numbers and cos...More Button