Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Questions (615)

Niall Collins


615. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice if there are plans to provide a new Garda station in Citywest, County Dublin which has been the subject of a long campaign (details supplied). [28759/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.

An Garda Síochána has been allocated an unprecedented budget of €1.88 billion for 2020, as well as capital funding of over €116 million this year.

The Garda Capital Investment Programme 2016-2021 which was announced by the Minister for Justice and Equality and the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works on 21 October 2015 does not include the development of a new Garda station in Citywest, County Dublin.

The determination of the need for a new Garda Station in Citywest, Co. Dublin, or any other location, will be considered by An Garda Síochána in the context of the overall accommodation requirements arising from the ongoing expansion of the Garda workforce, the APSFF and the implementation of the new Garda operating model which will inform the overall accommodation priorities of An Garda Síochána over the years 2022-2026.