Written Answers. - Dublin Garda Stations.


asked the Minister for Justice the improvements he has planned for the foreseeable future for the following Garda stations: Store Street, Fitzgibbon Street, The Bridewell and the north Dublin city generally.

Plans have been approved and will shortly be put into effect to provide extra cells, a doctor's room and storage space at Store Street station at a cost of £20,000. A further major extension is planned for this station to provide a communications room and improved office and dining accommodation. A major extension to the Bridewell station, costing £140,000, has also been approved. This is to provide additional office, dining and storage space. At present there are no proposals for major works at Fitzgibbon Street station. A major rebuilding scheme, costing £77,000, is in progress at Malahide station and there are plans for rebuilding or extensions at a number of other stations in the north city area, including Coolock, Santry, Cabra, Whitehall and Howth.

The various planned works referred to are of course in addition to the numerous minor maintenance and improvement works which are going on at various stations.