An online record of archaeological finds in Dublin is being prepared as part of the city council's new heritage plan.

It will use online mapping technology to show details and locations of 40 years of digs in the city.

Dublin City Council archaeologist Ruth Johnson says it will also be valuable for planners and developers.

Despite the cut in funding for conservation the council heritage officer Charles Duggan says conservation will continue.

Two town houses in Henrietta St are currently being restored, - the street is almost completely intact since the 18th century.

The cost of this work is €600,000.

However, Ian Lumley of An Taisce say there are over 100 historic buildings in Dublin such as Aldborough House in the north inner city that are in private hands and at risk.

He says the council needs to use more enforcement and work with banks and property owners to have them secured.

Dublin City Council says enforcement action will continue and its priortiy is finding modern uses for such buildings. It says its heritage plan will be ready in April.