Dáil Éireann - Volume 685 - 23 June, 2009
Written Answers. - Site Acquisitions.
Deputy Lucinda Creighton Deputy Lucinda Creighton
Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Finance the projected costs of the potential development of office accommodation (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24542/09]
Deputy Martin Mansergh Deputy Martin Mansergh
Deputy Martin Mansergh: The position in relation to the site in Charlestown is that terms were agreed last year but the contract for sale has yet to be finalised. Accordingly, there is no contractual commitment on the OPW to purchase the site. Given the lapse of time, and bearing in mind the change in market conditions  over the last 12 months, the question of whether the terms agreed still represent value for money will have to be reviewed.
In the meantime, the Department of Finance has recently been approached by a community group in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, which has already completed a building in the town. This building is currently being assessed by the Office of Public Works. No decision has been taken at this stage on either option. Given that there are commercially sensitive issues associated with the procurement process, no costs can be disclosed at this stage of the process.
Dáil Éireann 685 Written Answers. Site Acquisitions.