Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (93)

Jim O'Callaghan


93. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated cost of the proposed Limerick Prison development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25813/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Irish Prison Service that a tender competition for a substantial development at Limerick prison is at an advanced stage. The proposed works comprise the construction of a new wing for male prisoners, a new kitchen, laundry and training facility there and a stand-alone unit to house female prisoners.

As tenders for the development are currently under evaluation, I trust that the Deputy will understand that it would be inappropriate of me to disclose any information in relation to the estimated cost of the project at this stage.

I will provide details of the project cost once the procurement process has been completed.