Extract of letter from HSE Capital & Estates Office, 23rd December 2021:
Following a public consultation with regard to restoration and improvement works at Brú Chaoimhín, the former Quaker Burial Ground & the James Weir Home on Cork Street, the HSE received numerous submissions from a wide variety of interested parties. We wish to thank all who have taken the time and interest to submit project ideas.
Many of the ideas received relate to the opening-up of green areas and buildings for public use. But many of these buildings are still active health care facilities and as such, the HSE cannot open them up for general public use. While this may be disappointing, for many reasons, including insurance and public liability, it is simply not something the HSE can legally offer.
Besides the general public access issue, the projects that have been identified as feasible are scheduled below:
Former Quaker Burial Ground & James Weir Home
We would take this opportunity to advise that the Weir Home is no longer a usable facility for the HSE. In this regard, the HSE have invited expressions of interest from relevant State Bodies / Stakeholders and the Local Authority in line with Circular 11/15: Protocols for the Transfer and Sharing of State Property Assets. The Land Development Agency (LDA) have also been advised. Pending the outcome of this process, the intent would be to dispose of the asset in line with HSE Property Protocol. The future ownership and management of the Quaker Burial ground is currently being assessed between the HSE and Dublin City Council.
Dublin City Council potential works
A number of submissions received had elements pertaining to areas outside the curtilage of the HSE site. And although these works are outside HSE control, the suggestions hold good merit and are worth considering. The ideas, however, will need to be formulated and communicated to the local Councillors and Dublin City Council for their consideration. We would suggest the following ideas are considered: