Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Finance
Office of Public Works
145. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of funding spent to date by the Office of Public Works on acquiring and servicing lands in Caltragh, Sligo town, to accommodate the construction of a new Garda regional headquarters in Sligo, including legal fees, site acquisition, advertising and other associated costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10739/20]
In early 2017 the Office of Public Works (OPW) advertised in national and local newspapers for suitable sites for the construction of a new Garda Station in Sligo, the cost of these advertisements was €971.08 ex. VAT.
In May 2018 the OPW purchased the lands in question for the sum of €1.35m.
The OPW subsequently secured the property by erecting fencing, removed trees etc., the cost involved was €25,400 ex. VAT.
No further costs have been incurred in the acquiring or servicing of these lands.