Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (111)

Charlie McConalogue


111. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans for the use of the former Garda station building (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26393/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The OPW is currently assessing the property options arising in respect of all closed Garda Stations including the former Garda Station in Malin, County Donegal. The stated policy is to identify if other State Bodies, including government departments and the wider public sector has a use for the property. If there is no other State use for a property the OPW will then consider disposing of the property on the open market, if and when conditions prevail, in order to generate much needed revenue for the Exchequer. If no State requirement is identified or if a decision is taken not to dispose of a particular property the OPW would consider, community involvement subject to the receipt of an appropriate business case which would indicate that the community/voluntary group has the means to insure, maintain and manage the property. The OPW are presently reviewing all expressions of interest for the future use of the former Garda Station in Malin, County Donegal.