Dáil Éireann - Volume 596 - 26 January, 2005

Written Answers. - Statutory Instruments.

  600. Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the costs of implementation of the Placenames Order (Gaeltacht Districts) 2004. [34315/04]

  Éamon Ó Cuív: No additional costs arise from my Department in the implementation of this statutory instrument. My Department consulted the public bodies primarily affected by this order, namely Ordnance Survey Ireland and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. I am advised that no significant additional costs arise for Ordnance Survey Ireland. As the Deputy will be aware, the order involves no change in the pre-existing requirements in so far as road traffic signs, including [397] directional signs, in a Gaeltacht district are concerned. I understand that some costs will arise for local authorities in altering a relatively small number of existing signs located outside the Gaeltacht over the three-month period before the order takes effect. The provision of road traffic signs on non-national roads and the funding of such signs is a matter for individual local authorities.