Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (771)

Pat Carey


893 Mr. Carey asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when it is expected that construction will start on the new Garda station at Ballymun, Dublin 11; the status it will have within the structure of Garda administration in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1686/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

It is proposed to build a Garda divisional headquarters station in Ballymun.

Planning for the new station is well advanced through consultation with the Garda authorities and the Office of Public Works. A suitable site has been secured and necessary legal formalities in that regard are being finalised by the Office of Public Works. It is expected that a brief of requirements for the new station will be agreed and signed off in the near future.

While it is not possible to say at this point when the project will commence, I can assure the Deputy that the matter will be progressed as quickly as overall priorities within the Garda building programme and the availability of financial and other resources allow.