14. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide an update in relation to the 1916 commemoration projects with which the Office of Public Works is involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33415/15 asked on 01 Oct 2015 - Commemorative Events)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Simon Harris): As I have previously indicated to the Deputy, the Commissioners of Public Works have a particular role in relation to the Commemorations plans that arises from the responsibility they have for the care and maintenance of National Monuments and certain other Heritage properties in State care. These are, in many cases, iconic locations and important in the context of the forthcoming Commemorations. 
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4. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the role of the Office of Public Works in national commemorations between 2013 and 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49665/13 asked on 21 Nov 2013 - Commemorative Events)

Deputy Sean Fleming: I want the Minister of State, Deputy Brian Hayes, who has responsibility for the OPW to outline briefly the role of his office in terms of the various commemorations from 2013 to 2016 in view of the fact that many of the buildings involved are public buildings and national monuments which means that the OPW will have a central role.
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