Thursday February 27, 2020

Plan for trust to purchase historical buildings

Environment minister Dick Roche will propose establishing a government-backed trust to buy and maintain buildings of historical significance.

3rd September, 2005

Officials in Roche's department are working on the plan, and it is understood the minister hopes to bring the proposals to cabinet in the coming months.

It is understood the body will buy sites of historical and cultural importance and ensure they are properly maintained and open to the public. The body is tentatively being called the Buildings Heritage Trust, and will be funded by the state. It is understood that additional income might be...

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