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Originally published by RTE Interactive

Heritage safeguards ‘worthless’: Gilmore

17 June 2004 16:56
The Labour TD, Eamon Gilmore, has told the Dáil that safeguards included in the National Monuments Amendment Bill are worthless.

Mr Gilmore said that the bill, which contains a provision to allow the Government to sell off national monuments, only gives the National Museum 14 days to investigate and assess the value of any monument or site of potential importance.

The main aim of the bill, which was published by the Minister for the Environment, Martin Cullen, earlier this week, is to allow for construction work on the M50 at Carrickmines Castle to be completed.

Does the roof of the Four Courts constitute a roundabout?

While I wish to see the completion of the M50 I can’t help thinking that Cullen has done it again. The provision for only 14 days of examination by the National Museum is just not enough.

Who would buy a National Monument to retain it as is and still give public access?

If it is legally this defective it will have no better success than Mullaghmore.

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