Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (109)

Brendan Smith

Question:

109. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timescale for the refurbishment or upgrading of a Garda station (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26215/20]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Emyvale Garda Station was badly damaged by an arson attack in October 2019 and the existing station was demolished.

The Office of Public Works, working with Án Garda Siochána, identified that the former Married Quarters in Emyvale may meet the operational accommodation requirements as an interim measure. The planning process to facilitate this was commenced earlier this year and the consultation process raised a number of issues.

Following a review of the consultation process the Office of Public Works has provided a report to Án Garda Siochána, detailing a number of options and is awaiting their formal instructions on how to proceed.