154. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the top 100 premises that the State is renting or leasing in 2016 and 2017; the amount of rent paid for each premises per annum; the landlord of the premises; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6730/18 asked on 13 Feb 2018 - State Properties Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The following table schedules the top 100 premises that the Commissioners of Public Works leased on behalf of the State in 2016 & 2017. The Commissioners can only provide data on properties that are under their management. Other State bodies may have agreements in place that are outside of the Commissioners remit.
Top 100 leased properties listed in order of the highest rent downwards - the highlig...

364. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when further funding will be provided to upgrade and reinforce the Bellurgan embankment in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36179/16 asked on 22 Nov 2016 - Coastal Protection)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Seán Canney): The upgrade works on the coastal embankment at Bellurgan, Co Louth, are being advanced by Louth County Council with funding from the Office of Public Works (OPW).
The Council has informed the OPW that works have now commenced and are expected to be completed in the early part of 2017. Funding will be provided to the Council upon request, on the basis of certified monies expended. 
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145. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide clarification in respect of the 45 km rule for relocation of public servants (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 21704/16 asked on 14 Jul 2016 - Departmental Staff Relocation)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): I understand that the Deputy is referring to the proposed move of the Department of Health from Hawkins House, Hawkins Street, Dublin 2 to Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
I understand from my colleague the Minister for Health that his Department are in the planning stages of moving their headquarters to new offices in Baggot Street in early 2017 and that staff are being consulted on a regular basis.
The 45km relocation rule the Deputy...

144. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to provide a full list of current vacant properties owned by the Office of Public Works in the Dundalk region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19030/16 asked on 30 Jun 2016 - Office of Public Works Properties)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Seán Canney): I am advised by the Commissioners of Public Works that the former Social Welfare Office at Barrack Street, Dundalk is not in use at present as it is being sold to Louth County Council. This transaction is nearing completion.
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596. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status on the proposal to upgrade the Bellurgan embankment flood defences in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10381/16 asked on 17 May 2016 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): I am advised by the Commissioners of Public Works that responsibility for identifying and implementing appropriate measures to address coastal flood risk at Bellurgan, County Louth rests with Louth County Council (LCC) in the first instance and it is open to LCC to utilise its own resources to undertake any works required on the Bellurgan embankment.
An application for funding was received in 2016 containing a number of options...

32. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a parliamentary assistant to a Teachta Dála, who is a Minister, has the same entitlement to apply for voluntary early retirement as a parliamentary assistant to a Teachta Dála who is not a Minister; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 4497/16 asked on 03 Feb 2016 - Ministerial Staff)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): I refer the Deputy to my response to PQ 3324 of 27 January on the same matter.
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76. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide an update on the works to King John’s Castle in Carlingford, County Louth; when the works will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7454/15 asked on 19 Feb 2015 - National Monuments)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Simon Harris) (Deputy Simon Harris): Carlingford is an historic town with a number of fine structures including two National Monuments in State care; the historic Mint building and Carlingford Castle, known popularly as King John’s Castle, named after Richard the Lionheart’s brother.
The Office of Public Works (OPW) has embarked on a programme of safety and access works at King John’s Castle and the first phase, a pedes...