Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (607)

Seamus Healy

Question:

621 Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Defence the procedure in place in his Department for the employment of security services for his Department’s facilities; if these procedures were adhered to in appointing security services to a barracks (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34813/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Defence)

Following the closure of Kickham Barracks Clonmel a company was contracted to provide security on a temporary basis at the barracks. These arrangements were put in place pending the installation of additional security measures in the barracks. These security measures have recently been completed and a review of security needs is now underway. If it is decided that a more permanent security arrangement is required a tender competition for the provision of such services will be held.