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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Department of Justice and Equality

Departmental Properties

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Kildare South, Fianna Fail)
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104. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Office of Public Works will make the former Garda Síochána station at Balitore, County Kildare available for community use; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3359/16]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Justice and Equality; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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The Garda Commissioner is responsible for the detailed allocation of resources and for the day to day management of An Garda Síochána. The Garda District and Station Rationalisation Programme was implemented in An Garda Síochána during 2012 and 2013, resulted in the closure of 39 Garda stations in 2012 and 100 Garda stations in 2013. I am advised by An Garda Síochána that under the Policing Plan 2013 Garda Station Balitore, Co. Kildare was closed and its future use is a matter for the Garda Authorities in conjunction with the Office of Public Works.

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