Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (67)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

67. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the date for the opening of Ballinspittle Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22379/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Programme for Government included for the reopening of a number of closed Garda Stations (6) throughout the country, including Ballinspittle Garda Station, Co. Cork. OPW is currently completing the tender documents for the necessary works at this Station. Tenders will be invited over the coming weeks following which the tenders will be assessed and a contract awarded. It is expected that the works will be completed and the building ready for handover to An Garda Síochána by the end of the year.

The opening of the Garda Station is an operational matter for An Garda Síochána.