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O'Donoghue, John

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Written Answers. - Swimming Pool Projects.

Was asked: if his Department has received an application from a local authority for the refurbishment of a swimming pool (details supplied) in County Kildare; if so, the position of same; and if he will make ...More Button

Under the local authority swimming pool programme (2000-2002), which is administered by my Department, there are four stages in a swimming pool project following the submission of a feasibility st...More Button

In the case of Athy swimming pool, the preliminary report in respect of this project was approved in February. My Department is currently awaiting the submission by Kildare County Council of contra...More Button

Was asked: if his Department has received an application from a local authority for the refurbishment of a swimming pool (details supplied) in County Kildare; if so, the position of same; and if he will make ...More Button

Under the local authority swimming pool programme (2000-2002), which is administered by my Department, there are four stages in a swimming pool project following the submission of a feasibility stu...More Button

In the case of Naas swimming pool, Kildare County Council has submitted the contract documents in respect of this project. These documents are currently with the Office of Public Works for examinat...More Button

Written Answers. - Arts Council.

Was asked: if he sees a role for his Department in the promotion of the arts; if his Department can provide funding in such circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Arts Bill, which has completed Second Stage in the Dáil and will go to Committee Stage shortly, provides for the first time a specific definition of my role as Minister with responsibili...More Button

The Bill provides that the Minister of the day may, in the performance of his or her functions in this context, consult with such Ministers of the Government, public bodies, or other persons, as he...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.

Was asked: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

My Department does not have any State properties under consideration for sale or available for sale at present.More Button

Written Answers. - Language Equality Policy.

Was asked: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

No additional costs have arisen in my Department to date as a result of the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new principles for quality cust...More Button

Written Answers. - National Museum.

Was asked: if he has satisfied himself with the development of museums here; the use of national treasures in this regard; his Department's intentions to use or to ensure the use of such treasures which are i...More Button

The local authorities are responsible for developing county and regional museums. My Department has responsibility for facilitating the development of the National Museum of Ireland. The National M...More Button

The Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park in County Mayo is a branch of the National Museum and was opened in 2001 in order to display the national folk-life collection. This new €19 million...More Button

Written Answers. - National Theatre.

Was asked: his efforts to develop the theatre here; the meetings with the Arts Council in regard to such development; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department is working with the board of the National Theatre and the Office of Public Works to redevelop the National Theatre's premises. My Department's ACCESS scheme will provide €45.71 m...More Button