Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Defence
28. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount spent on maintenance and refurbishment to Cathal Brugha Barracks and McKee Barracks in each of the years 2017 to 2019; if the barracks are due for refurbishment in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3725/20]
In order to ensure that the Defence Forces have the capability to deliver on all of the roles assigned by Government, I am committed to the development and improvement of the physical environment and living conditions in military installations throughout the country. The Defence Forces Built Infrastructure Programme, is compiled on a priority needs basis by my Department in conjunction with the Military Authorities.
To this end, I can confirm that from 2017 to 2019 €5.4m was spent on Cathal Brugha and €2.3m on McKee Barracks respectively on various maintenance and refurbishment projects/works.
Funding has been approved for expenditure in the region of €3.3m in 2020 across both Barracks on various projects including the ongoing upgrade works of Blocks 1 & 2 in Cathal Brugha and the commencement of significant refurbishment works of Blocks H & F in McKee Barracks.