Friday, 7 September 2018

Ceisteanna (200)

Fiona O'Loughlin


200. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans for a building (details supplied) in County Kildare. [35956/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The OPW's policy with regard to non-operational (vacant) State property including the former Garda station, Rathangan, Co. Kildare is to:

1. Identify if the property is required/suitable for alternative State use by either Government departments or the wider public sector.

2. If there is no other State use identified for a property, the OPW will then consider disposing of the property on the open market if and when conditions prevail, in order to generate revenue for the Exchequer.

3. If no State requirement is identified or if a decision is taken not to dispose of a particular property, the OPW may consider community involvement (subject to detailed written submission, which would indicate that the community/voluntary group has the means to insure, maintain and manage the property and that there are no ongoing costs for the Exchequer). 

I am advised by the Commissioners of Public Works that a decision has been taken to dispose of this property. The Contract for Sale is currently being prepared and it is hoped to dispose of the property in 2018.