Dáil Éireann - Volume 451 - 25 April, 1995
Written Answers. - Dublin Placenames.
Mr. Haughey Mr. Haughey
 123. Mr. Haughey asked the Minister for the Environment the role, if any, his Department has in the naming of new private residential estates in the Dublin area; his views on the fact that many of these names are English in origin and take no account of the local history of the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7268/95]
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin) Brendan Howlin
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): My Department has no function in the naming of particular residential estates. However, it has advised local authorities that established local names should be used in preference to names which have no local connotations, to ensure that historic placenames are preserved and do not fall into disuse.
Dáil Éireann 451 Written Answers. Dublin Placenames.