Written Answers. - Army Barracks.

Liz McManus

Ceist:

76 Ms McManus asked the Minister for Defence if the contract for the sale of Clancy Barracks has now been concluded and signed; the conditions attached to the sale of the property; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18779/03]

My Department has accepted an offer from Florence Properties Limited for the sale of Clancy Barracks, Dublin. The process of effecting first registration on the title to this property in the Land Registry has recently been completed. The legal formalities attendant on the sale have proven to be protracted but it is hoped that progress will be achieved at an early date. Pending the signing of the contract for sale, it would not be appropriate to comment on the details of the sale.