Written answers

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Garda Station Refurbishment

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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120. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding renovation works at Ballymahon and Longford Garda stations. [11470/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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The Office of Public Works has agreed with An Garda Síochána upgrade works to Longford Garda Station. These works include the construction of a two story extension incorporating new cells, prisoner processing facilities and office accommodation with alteration works to the existing cell area. This project is to be jointly funded by the Office of Public Works and An Garda Síochána.

Planning Permission has been granted for these works and the tender package is currently being finalised. It is intended to issue invitations to tender to contractors shortly.

In relation to Ballymahon Garda Station, initial meetings have taken place between An Garda Síochána and the Office of Public Works. The Office of Public Works is awaiting a detailed brief of requirements and confirmation of the prioritisation and funding of these works from An Garda Síochána.

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