Thursday, 22 April 2021
Department of Justice and Equality
118. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a report on the official reopening and manning of the refurbished Rush Garda station; the timeline for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20919/21]
The Deputy will be aware that the Office of Public Works (OPW) has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. Works in relation to Garda accommodation are therefore progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the OPW.
The works required to reopen Rush Garda station have been completed and the building has been handed over by the OPW to the Garda authorities.
I am advised by the Garda authorities that Rush Garda Station is currently being used for operational activities. A limited public counter service is due to commence in the Station in the near future, though the exact date is yet to be finalised.
As at 31 March 2021, there were 8 Gardaí assigned to Rush Garda station.
I am further advised that community policing services for the Rush area have and will continue to be provided from Lusk Garda Station.