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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 July 2022

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Questions (1002, 1003, 1004)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

1002. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Defence if his Department recently carried out a title search of the Nenagh military barracks site; the results of the title search; his Department's future plans for the site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39801/22]

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Mattie McGrath

Question:

1003. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Defence if his Department will make someone available as a contact for the local authority to deal with some issues of dereliction of the Nenagh Kickham Barracks site and also health and safety issues due to the site being open to persons walking in and around the ruins due to the council having difficulties getting answers to queries from local residents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39802/22]

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Mattie McGrath

Question:

1004. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Defence if his Department will carry out a survey of the Nenagh military barracks to examine whether it is possible to save the barracks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39803/22]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1002 to 1004, inclusive, together.

Officials in my Department are currently progressing the application for First Registration of this property with the Chief State Solicitor’s Office. Upon completion of this application, it is the Department's intention to dispose of the property in question. I can confirm to the Deputy that the Department would be willing to transfer the property to the local authority.

The Deputy may wish to note that my officials have been in recent contact with officials of the County Council in relation to the Department's intention to secure the site in the light of recent anti-social and unauthorised behaviours on the site.

In addition, the Deputy may wish to know that my Department addressed the issue of clean-up of the Barracks grounds in the first week in May 2022 and will now proceed to secure the site by installing a fence and access door to safeguard the premises in the coming weeks.

Question No. 1003 answered with Question No. 1002.
Question No. 1004 answered with Question No. 1002.
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