Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 06 February, 2007
Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.
Mr. Stagg Mr. Stagg
Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Finance when a response will issue in relation to correspondence (details supplied). [3663/07]
Mr. Parlon Mr. Parlon
Mr. Parlon: As set out in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 240 of 4th April 2006 and my subsequent reply of the 14th June 2006 to further representations on this matter; the northern boundary of the Maynooth Castle site already has a significant number of mature trees and there are no plans to add further trees at this time. Any additional tree in this area would have a detrimental effect on the underlying archaeological deposits and could undermine the stone retaining wall to the stream.
I have requested a copy of the report of the archaeological excavation undertaken at the site from the Archaeological Archive Unity to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and will forward this to the Deputy as soon as it comes to hand. There are no plans for any additional archaeological excavations. The stone paving on the steps deliberately contrasts with the castle to highlight the fact that they are a modern intervention.
Question No. 271 answered with Question No. 253.
Dáil Éireann 630 Written Answers. Departmental Properties.