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# Office of Public Works

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'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement
Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.
OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies
Minister Brian Hayes stressed today that the businesses will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of the sites”.
The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State
Minister of State Brian Hayes hopes to have details on every building, every piece of land and every table and chair owned by the State to be online by the beginning of next year.
Just 11 heads of state have stayed in Farmleigh in four and a half years
The estate in the Phoenix Park has cost the state €39million in operational costs since 2001.
New website monitors 'real time' water levels
The site was launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes TD, as part of flood risk management in Ireland.
Government to sell off some of the 139 closed garda stations
Office of Public Works Minister Brian Hayes has announced plans to find other State uses or to sell off the 139 garda stations that have been closed in the past two years.
Pics: Government publications sales office closes today
No more queues for tribunal reports or the latest CSO stats.
In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park
The pen and ink drawings by the Irish artist Sheelagh Duff are part of a free exhibition in the Phoenix Park until the end of November.
Garda association criticises proposed closure of 80 stations
The Garda Representatives Association said proposed changes will not save money and the service will “go downhill rapidly”.
Irish Insurance Federation before committee over flood insurance failures
Representatives from the IIF were before the Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht today.
Concern for ‘distressed’ tree at Leinster House
A Dublin South TD has asked the Government what it is doing to save the plane tree.
Bandon to get 100-year flood protection
A €10 million scheme for the Cork town was revealed yesterday.
Health Minister receives report on location for Children's Hospital
James Reilly said that he would now consider the report before bringing it to the government to make a decision on where the National Children’s Hospital should be located.
Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company
Minister of State Brian Hayes said that he was open to leasing other State properties to businesses and the community.
OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites
Brian Hayes said the OPW does not have the resources to exploit the historical sites’ full potential for tourists.
OPW says call for referendum ballot papers is just 'forward planning'
A tender has been published looking for someone to print 3.8 million referendum ballot papers – but it’s not for a particular vote.
State spends over €65k this year on Garda stations that will close in 2012
Four of the 31 Garda stations that will close next year have had refurbishment works carried out on them in the past 12 months.
Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage
A Sinn Féin TD has complained about the shortage of flagpoles in Dublin Castle – there’s only room for 26 counties.