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Minister Canney congratulates Casino Marino on its Award for ‘Tunnel Vision: Going Underground at Casino Marino’

Mr. Seán Canney,T.D., Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today congratulated the Casino Marino on its recent award at the Heritage Council’s Heritage Awards Ceremony. 

The Award was presented in recognition of ‘Tunnel Vision: Going Underground at Casino Marino’ which tells the history of the vaults and tunnels in the outside basement of the building.  The long tunnel at the Casino was used in 1921 to practice firing the first two Thompson machine guns that arrived into Ireland from fund raising efforts by Harry Boland in America. 

26 February 17

 

Canney Launches BuildUpon Final Recommendations for a National Renovation Strategy for Ireland

Seán Canney, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today launched the Green Building Council’s recommendations for a National Renovation Strategy for Ireland in the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin.

The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) has proposed that the Government and financial institutions introduce a series of financial and tax measures – such as lower interest ‘green mortgages’ – to encourage homeowners, landlords and businesses to engage in ‘deep renovation’ which will significantly reduce their energy use.

23 February 17

 

Presentation to Oireachtas members on Cork City Flood Relief Scheme

Seán Canney, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today attended a special presentation of the Lower Lee (Cork City) Flood Relief Scheme proposals to Oireachtas members from the City and County areas of Cork.  The presentation was made by the OPW and its Design Team which set out the background to the development of the proposed Scheme along with detailed information on the proposed measures, while also dealing with the issues which have been raised so far by the public as part of the current Public Exhibition process.

23 February 17

 

Minister Canney visits Portrane, County Dublin to see the impact of Coastal Erosion

Seán Canney, T.D. Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief visited Portrane and Burrow Beach to see the impact that coastal erosion is having on the area.

During his visit the Minister met with local Deputies Brendan Ryan and Darragh O’Brien and also spoke with local Councillors, residents and property owners.

22 February 17

 

Minister Canney congratulates award-winning OPW Heritage Sites

Mr. Seán Canney,T.D., Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today congratulated the seven heritage sites, all managed by the OPW, on winning their CIE Tours International Awards of Excellence 2016.  The coveted Awards are presented annually by CIE Tours International and are given in recognition of excellence in Irish Tourism.  Award winners are chosen following independent evaluation of CIE Tours customer surveys.

22 February 17

 

Minister Canney visits spectacular Altamont Gardens "the jewel in Ireland’s Gardening Crown” in Carlow

The Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Seán Canney T.D. has made a visit to the spectacular Altamont Gardens in County Carlow. The Minister was in Altamont Gardens to meet with Carlow Tourism and he was accompanied on his visit by Patrick O’Donovan T.D., Minister of State for Tourism and Sport. Altamont is part of the Carlow Garden Trail which is actively promoted by the OPW and Carlow Tourism.

9 February 17

 

OPW delighted to exhibit '1916 Portraits and Lives: An Exhibition by David Rooney' at Pearse Museum

1916 Portraits and Lives is an exhibition of portraits by David Rooney of 42 people whose lives were in one way or another deeply involved in the Easter Rising. The portraits were commissioned to illustrate a book of the same name published by the Royal Irish Academy and the Office of Public Works to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising last year. Some of the portraits were reproduced and featured in a memorable poster campaigns in 2016 which were displayed in bus and railway stations throughout the country. All 42 original illustrations which were commissioned by the Office of Public Works and now form part of the State Art Collection.

8 February 17

 

Minister Canney welcomes stakeholder co-operation on River Shannon flood relief work

The clearing of trees from Madden’s Island to enhance the conveyance capacity and navigation along the River Shannon has been applauded by Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Galway East T.D., Deputy Seán Canney. Minister Canney has cited it as an excellent example of how various State and Government agencies can work together.

8 February 17

 

Minister Canney welcomes confirmation of River Mall (Templemore) Flood Relief Scheme

Mr. Seán Canney, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, is pleased to announce receipt of notification that the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Paschal Donohoe T.D., has formally confirmed the River Mall (Templemore) Flood Relief Scheme.

28 January 17

 

Minister Seán Canney outlines ambitious plans for Portumna Castle site

Mr. Seán Canney, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief today outlined his ambitious plan for the future of Portumna Castle, stressing its key role in supporting tourism in the East Galway town and building on its existing strong profile with visitors.

23 January 17

 

OPW WELCOMES “VASE: FUNCTION REVIEWED” AT FARMLEIGH GALLERY

VASE: Function Reviewed debates issues of functionality in ceramics through a series of works by Irish and international artists.  The official launch of the exhibition at Farmleigh Gallery will take place on Thursday, 19th January 2017 at 6.30pm and will be opened by Hélène Bremer, Independent Curator and Art Historian

17 January 17

 

Minister of State welcomes the launch of Kilmainham Gaol Autographs website (a unique collection of autograph books owned by prisoners during 1916)

Mr. Sean Canney TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today welcomed the launch of the Kilmainham Gaol Autographs website which is one of the key 1916 Commemoration projects associated with the famous visitor site in Dublin 8 where the Rising Leaders were executed.

4 January 17