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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Photo of Aengus Ó SnodaighAengus Ó Snodaigh (Dublin South Central, Sinn Fein)
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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]

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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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.


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