Dáil Éireann - Volume 679 - 31 March, 2009
Written Answers. - Library Projects.
Deputy Thomas Byrne Deputy Thomas Byrne
Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the correspondence and meetings that have taken place between his Department and Meath County Council in respect of a library in Laytown, now closed, and a proposed new  library in Bettystown, County Meath; the action he has been asked to take by Meath County Council in respect of the libraries; and the result of same. [12844/09]
Deputy Michael P. Kitt Deputy Michael P. Kitt
Deputy Michael P. Kitt: My Department has been in discussions with Meath County Council for some time regarding proposals for the provision of a new Library at Bettystown. A Circular letter issued from my Department in August 2008 notifying Local Authorities of a new Capital Funding Programme for Libraries and inviting library authorities to submit priority lists for consideration for grant aid under this Programme. Meath County Council indicated that the Bettystown project is its first priority for funding and this application together with those received from other library authorities is currently under consideration. In progressing this application Meath County Council has been in consultation with An Chomhairle Leabharlanna on the proposed new site and layout of the facility at Bettystown. I hope to be in a position to announce a Capital Programme in the near future in the light of finances available to me.
Dáil Éireann 679 Written Answers. Library Projects.