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  • Irish Arts Review

    ForewordAuthor(s): Tom ParlonSource: Irish Arts Review (2002-), Vol. 23, 175th Anniversary of the Office of Public Works(2006), p. 1Published by: Irish Arts ReviewStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25503507 .Accessed: 12/06/2014 20:30

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^B the Office of Public Works, to acknowledge the marvellous work carried out by H K >S^^^]^M

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M the OPW over the past 175 years. Since my election in 2002 I have had responsi- ^B \ -^?^K?

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^B vided harbours, roads, famine relief, inland navigation, public buildings including H T^W^Jttte^ .?w

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H schools, garda stations and many other government facilities. ^m ?UHP^'

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^B The true test of any organisation is its people and credit must be given to the ^^^^^^^^^^^BB

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^| many dedicated staff, past and present, within the OPW who have been ^1 j?^^SZ^'^-BB

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^| acclaimed in many journals of note for their professionalism and excellence. ^1 '?^ \g. \wl

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B Today the OPW continues in fine tradition of delivery of services through its ^M *9&& *"%"?BB[

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M business units to other government bodies and the general public. Its fine tradi- ^M ?I* -^^jjfflB

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B tion in quality architecture, engineering and management of the state property ^^JB^j^^^?j||B|

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^B portfolio have been recognised by one and all. It has once again assumed ^^^^BVBHH ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B responsibility for the

    care and maintenance of our built heritage, and the com- ^m fSE?SffSgSK?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B mitment by the wider OPW is absolute. No one can argue that the care of this ^m |KpJp|^VBp||l?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B priceless national asset would rest better in any other government department. ^1 Ik?A^^I^M?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^B Congratulations to one and all on this 175th anniversary year. ^ g^g^jgj^^?|^H

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M Tom TD ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^U ^|Hfln^^^fl|^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B?|i?^n Minister ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^S^^^^^^^^^^^l^^^^^^^^^l

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    Article Contentsp. [1]

    Issue Table of ContentsIrish Arts Review (2002-), Vol. 23, 175th Anniversary of the Office of Public Works (2006), pp. 1-48Front MatterForeword [p. 1-1]OPW 175th Anniversary Edition [p. 2-2]The OPW a History of Service [pp. 3-5]Art of the State: Inheritance, Development, Legacy [pp. 6-11]Building for the Nation: Architectural Services at the OPW [pp. 12-17]Weaving Heaven and Earth [pp. 18-21]Preserving the Past [pp. 22-25]A Glittering Legacy [pp. 26-29]Conservation at OPW: Policy, Protection, Partnership [pp. 30-33]Cultural Collaborations [pp. 34-39]Engineering Success [pp. 40-41]Kilmainham Gaol: Confronting Change [pp. 42-45]Future Challenges for the Opw [pp. 46-48]Back Matter

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