Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 12 May, 2005

Written Answers. - National Aquatic Centre.

  113. Ms Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism when the OPW will publish the report commissioned by it on storm damage to the National Aquatic Centre; if the findings of the report will be implemented; and the estimated cost. [15789/05]

  114. Ms Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism when the report of the inquiry commissioned in respect of the National Aquatic Centre and the damage caused by storms to the roof of the complex and other areas of the facility will be published; the cost of the report; and if all of its findings and recommendations will be implemented. [15775/05]

  Mr. O’Donoghue:I propose to take Questions Nos. 113 and 114 together.

An independent report on the damage to the National Aquatic Centre was commissioned by the Office of Public Works, at the request of my Department and in consultation with Campus and Stadium Ireland Development Limited, CSID. The report was prepared by Kavanagh Mansfield and Partners, Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers. There are legal, contractual and financial issues that must be considered in light of the report and, therefore, it must remain confidential at this time. I can assure the Deputy that the findings of the report have been fully taken into consideration by CSID and the contractors in the context of the repair works which is currently under way. This work is scheduled for completion by 20 May 2005. The Office of Public Works has made a payment of €17,588.50 in respect of the report.