Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (660)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

660. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the number and location of Garda stations throughout the country deemed to need refurbishment; her plans for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7150/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management and control of An Garda Síochána and for the effective and efficient use of Garda resources, including all Garda stations. Further, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. Works in relation to Garda accommodation are therefore progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the OPW.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the information provided in the table below sets out projects that were in development at 22 December 2020. I have requested an up to date report from the Garda authorities which I will furnish to the Deputy once I receive it.

I am advised that the details provided focus on works of a more substantial nature that seek to replace a Garda Station, construct a new Garda Station or make a significant enhancement to the Station by way of full refurbishment or enlargement of the facility, having regard to the funding available and the competing priorities on accommodation within the Garda estate.

The details below do not outline the work conducted to maintain Garda Stations across the country or the more minor upgrade works that take place on a regular basis.

Garda Station

Description of Project

Status – as per OPW

Anglesea St GS

Upgrade works to allows accommodation of Cyber Crime Unit

On Site

Anglesea St GS

Control Room Upgrade Works

Design Stage

Athlone

Refurbishment, extension and alteration of the existing station to include the adjacent former Government Buildings. Expected completion Q1/early Q2 2021.

On Site

Bailieborough GS

Development of new District Headquarters

Moving to issue tenders

Bridewell GS Dublin

Refurbishment works

Design stage

Carlow GS

Reconfiguration of prisoner entrance

Design Stage

Cavan ASU

Enhancements to Cavan Garda Station to include Accommodation for a new North Western Region Armed Support Unit and a new public office

On Site

Clonmel

New station to be procured as a PPP

Part IX Planning permission application process

Clonmel GS

Fit out of locker rooms and Fire safety works

Tender Stage

Donegal Town GS

Refurbishment and extension of existing Station

Handover

Donnybrook GS

Replacement of existing changing facilities and refurbishment of public entrance at Donnybrook GS

Design Stage

Drogheda GS

Provide new PEMS facility

Procurement stage

Fitzgibbon St

Full refurbishment of the existing station

On Site

Greystones GS

Refurbishment works

Design stage

Henry Street

Replacement of Prefabricated Units housing Locker Rooms

Contract awarded

Longford GS

New Cell Block and Refurbishment works at Longford Garda Station

On Site

Macroom

New station to be procured as a PPP

Part IX Planning permission application process

Macroom GS

Provision of additional temporary accommodation

On site

Naas GS

Provide new PEMS facility

Planning stage

Navan GS

Provision of a new two-storey building at Navan GS including a new cell block and additional office space

Tender Stage

Newcastle West

New Station to replace existing Station

Design Stage

Portlaoise

Refurbishment, extension and alteration of the existing station.

Part IX Planning permission application process

Roscommon GS

Cell Upgrade and Refurbishment Works.

On Site

Sligo GS

Cell upgrade and refurbishment works for the provision of a new custody suite including new cells and prisoner processing area as well as solicitor and doctor's rooms.

On Site

Store St GS

Reconfiguration of the ground floor of Store Street GS

Design Stage

Swords GS

Demolition of the existing accommodation and provision of temporary decant accommodation.

On Site

Tallaght GS

Provide new PEMS facility

Design stage

Togher GS

Fabric Upgrade and Universal Access works

Tender Stage