McHugh, Joe

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Heritage Sites

Tá mé ag glacadh na ceiste seo ar son an Aire sinsearach, an Teachta Heather Humphreys. Gabhaim buíochas leis an Seanadóir Byrne as ucht na ceiste seo a ardú. Tá suim mhór agam san ábhar seo ós r...More Button

  Having a site progressed from being on a national tentative list to its inscription by UNESCO on the world heritage list is a long and involved process which requires comprehensive mana...More Button

  Ireland's current world heritage tentative list has come about from a comprehensive, thorough and detailed process undertaken by a panel of Irish and international heritage experts spec...More Button

  In September 2013 my Department held a seminar to explain the next steps in the process to the local authorities and local groups from the areas with proposals which had successfully ma...More Button

  My Department's view is that without strong local enthusiasm and backing, there is little prospect of success for any nomination. This bottom-up approach is also UNESCO's favoured poli...More Button

  Although other nominations may not be moving ahead as quickly, this does not mean that they are removed from the tentative list. My Department would be delighted to engage again with r...More Button

  My Department has sought and continues to work with local interests to bring forward the nominations of the internationally important archaeological sites on our tentative list. This w...More Button

I heard the Senator say that before.More Button