Thursday, 26 September 2019

Questions (76)

Niamh Smyth


76. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the reopening of a Garda station (details supplied); the timeline for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39263/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As part of the Government programme, the Office of Public Works has been requested to progress the reopening of six former Garda Stations, including the Garda Station at Bawnboy, Co. Cavan. A brief of requirements was received from An Garda Síochána and a full technical assessment has been completed. The deliberative process between An Garda Síochána and OPW to finalise proposals for the re-opening is well underway. Upon final sign-off by An Garda Síochána, OPW expects to submit the necessary Part 9 planning application over the coming months and, on approval, will then progress the procurement of works required to re-open the Station. It is expected that all works will be undertaken and completed by mid 2020.