Dáil Éireann - Volume 344 - 06 July, 1983

Written Answers. - Drogheda New Library.

596. Mr. Bell asked the Minister for the Environment the reason for the delay in giving sanction for finance to provide a new library building at Drogheda, County Louth; if he is aware of the bad conditions of the existing building; if he is further aware that Drogheda Corporation have provided a site for the library; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Spring): My Department have approved from the technical point of view, plans for this scheme which it is estimated will cost £600,000.

The provision of capital for the scheme will be considered in conjunction with the large number of applications on hand for capital for library projects. The capital available for libraries for 1983 has already been fully allocated.