Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (106)

Peter Burke


106. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the position regarding St. Bricin's military facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21410/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

My Officials have had proactive engagements with the Land Development Agency (LDA) both prior to and since its formal establishment in relation to potential landholdings which may be of interest to them for the development of housing provision. The LDA have confirmed to the Department that they are interested in acquiring the former Columb Barracks in Mullingar and to this end the Department has commenced the necessary background work antecedent to the formal negotiations and transfer to the LDA.

The LDA have also confirmed a future interest in acquiring the St. Bricins medical facility in Dublin City.  My Officials and the Defence Forces are now scoping out the implications of accommodating the services currently provided at St. Bricins to an alternative location elsewhere in the Defence Forces property portfolio.  My Department will continue to liaise with the LDA in accordance with the Government’s decision on the establishment of the LDA.