Dáil Éireann - Volume 584 - 27 April, 2004
Written Answers. - Architectural Heritage.
Mr. O’Connor Mr. O’Connor
829. Mr. O’Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will contact South Dublin County Council to offer assistance in respect of the need to preserve and protect the ancestral home of the 19th century poet Katherine Tynan at Kingswood, Tallaght, Dublin 24. [11995/04]
Mr. Cullen Mr. Cullen
Mr. Cullen: The statutory protection of architectural heritage is primarily a matter for the planning authorities to whom my Department provides advice in the exercise of their functions under the Planning and Development Act 2000.
Under the Act, the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government may recommend to a planning authority the inclusion of a specific property in its record of protected structures. Following the completion of the interim survey of the architectural heritage of South Dublin County in 2002, my Department recommended to the council that the property in question, among others, be included in its record of protected structures. The decision to include it rests with local elected representatives.
Question No. 830 answered with Question No. 778.
Dáil Éireann 584 Written Answers. Architectural Heritage.