Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (183)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

183. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if will give an assurance that there are no plans to discontinue the use of Santry Garda station as a Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21045/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Commissioner's Policing Plan for 2013 sets out details for the closure of 100 Garda stations throughout the country. Santry Garda Stations was not listed for closure.

While the Policing plans for 2014 and 2015 have not yet been prepared, I understand, from discussions with the Garda Commissioner, that the current consolidation process will be largely completed by the end of this year and it seems unlikely at this point in time that there will be any further station closures in 2014 and 2015.