Written answers

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Department of Defence

Defence Forces Properties

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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174. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the properties for sale from the Defence Forces property portfolio; and the properties that will be coming up for sale in the next number of months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19514/20]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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Currently, there are no Defence properties for sale on the open market.  However, my Department has had proactive engagements with the Land Development Agency (LDA), following confirmation of its interest in acquiring the former Columb Barracks in Mullingar for the development of housing provision. To this end, my officials have commenced the necessary background work to facilitate the early transfer of these lands and property.

The LDA have also confirmed a future interest in acquiring the St. Bricin’s medical facility in Dublin 7. The Department will continue to liaise with the LDA in transferring this property. In addition, the former RDF facility, Rockbrae House, Bray which is surplus to military requirements, is to be transferred to Wicklow County Council for social housing development in the coming months.  


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