Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (583)

Paul Connaughton

Question:

583. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Defence the plans that exist for the sale of the former Army barracks in Loughrea; if a reserve price has been put in place; if the sale has been advertised; and, if not, when it will be advertised; when an auction will take place; where members of the public can get more information on the sale; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23308/14]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The former Reserve Defence Force property in Loughrea, Co Galway was vacated in March 2013 and has been identified as being surplus to military requirements. In accordance with normal procedure for the disposal of State property, my Department invited other Government Departments and Public Bodies to register any interest in this property. As no interest has been expressed, preparations are under way for the disposal of the property by Public Auction and my Department is currently in the process of appointing an auctioneer for the provision of these services. It is expected that the auction will be completed by mid July. All details of the public auction will be advertised both nationally and locally within the next few weeks.