Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (529)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

529. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the proposed improvements to a Garda station (details supplied) in County Wicklow; if a new station has been proposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5316/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The programme of refurbishment of Garda stations is based on accommodation priorities which are established by An Garda Síochána. The programme is advanced in close co-operation with the Office of Public Works, which has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. Funding for such works is met from the Vote of the Office of Public Works.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that it is proposed to carry out certain refurbishment works at the station referred to by the Deputy and it is anticipated that these works will commence in the near future. I am also advised by the Garda authorities that there are currently no plans for the provision of a new station at this location.