Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (245)

Jim O'Callaghan

Question:

245. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost of the provision of security and upkeep of Garda stations that are not in service; the costs accrued per station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12832/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I can confirm the totals costs incurred by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on security and maintenance on vacant former Garda Stations for the period from 1/1/2018 to 31/12/2018 was €343,956.43

These costs include any maintenance or other actions considered by OPW as being necessary to protect the structure and value of the property asset and/or for health and safety reasons. A breakdown of the costs is provided below:

Costs year ended 31/12/18

Maintenance

€148,438.65

Mechanical & Electrical

€49,340.58

Security

€146,177.20

Total

€343,956.43