Thursday, 23 November 2017

Ceisteanna (90)

Josepha Madigan

Ceist:

90. Deputy Josepha Madigan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the tender process to prepare Stepaside Garda station for reopening will commence; the reason this process has been delayed; if provision will be made to make the telecommunications mast more aesthetically pleasing. [49701/17]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Stepaside Garda Station is in the full ownership of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland and it was closed on 14th March 2013 as part of the rationalisation programme of An Garda Síochána, as announced in the 2013 Policing Plan.

The Commissioners put a guardianship arrangement in place with Camelot in 2014. My officials have recently advised Camelot that, in accordance with the contractual agreement in place, a 25 day notice to vacate the premises will issue. This will be subject to the commencement date for works at the station.

My office is currently carrying out a condition report in order to assess the refurbishment requirements and consideration will be given to the Mast, as part of this process.

A full brief of works will be required from An Garda Síochána in order to assess the scope of any additional works required in advance of reopening the station at Stepaside.