Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Questions (677)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

677. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Defence his plans or those of the Defence Forces in relation to a military hospital (details supplied); if discussions have taken place to date between officials in his Department and the Land Development Agency; if so, the status of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32865/20]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

In accordance with the Government’s decision on the establishment of the LDA, my Department have had proactive engagements with this Agency 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 St. Bricin's military medical facility in Dublin City to develop the site for housing.

The Defence Forces Built Infrastructural Programme was published in January 2020. This Programme, which is a 5 year plan, provides a blueprint for investment in the Defence Forces built infrastructure over a multi annual timeframe. The Programme identified projects of a strategic nature such as the relocation of St. Bricin's medical facility which will be progressed further as the Plan is implemented. The programme will ensure that the required capital funding is prioritised as building activities increase over the lifetime of the Programme