Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (151)

Jack Wall

Question:

280 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Finance the consideration given to decentralising the Department of Defence to Kildare town, to optimise the true potential of the Magee Barracks site given that Kildare County Council rezoned land for housing in Kildare town in their recent development plan for the town to meet the needs for housing in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3128/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

As indicated on page B25 of budget 2004, the Defence Forces headquarters are to move to the Curragh and the headquarters of the Department of Defence will be located in nearby Newbridge.