Tuesday, 19 October 2004

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Tony Gregory

Question:

461 Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if a decision has been taken to close Mountjoy Garda station, Dublin 7 and Fitzgibbon Street Garda station Dublin 1, at any time; if so, the reasons therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25165/04]

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

I have been informed by the Garda authorities who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, that there has been no decision taken to close Mountjoy Garda station. As I indicated previously with regard to Fitzgibbon Street Garda station, the Office of Public Works has identified health and safety issues which require the station to be vacated. The Office of Public Works and the Garda authorities are currently in the process of sourcing and agreeing temporary accommodation in the area that would allow the station to be vacated. In the interim, the Office of Public Works continue to monitor the health and safety issues at the station on a regular basis.