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Office of Public Works Properties

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 27 November 2018

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Ceisteanna (80)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

80. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the properties which are vacant and are either owned or being rented by the Office of Public Works; the amount of rent paid to date on those vacant rented properties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48885/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Commissioners of Public Works, on behalf of the State, manage a large and diverse property portfolio, which ranges from office accommodation to heritage properties, visitor centres, Garda stations, among others.  As is typical of such large portfolios, there will always be a number of properties, at any given time, that are vacant.  These are currently being retained because of their future strategic development value. 

A list of non-operational properties currently vacant and owned or leased by the Commissioners is attached. 

The majority of the properties currently vacant are those Garda stations closed under the 2012/2013 policing plans of An Garda Síochána.  The remainder consists of properties such as customs posts, former coastguard stations and sundry other properties located throughout the country. 

The future use of the former Garda stations is under review, in consultation with An Garda Síochána. 

There are two rented/leased properties that are currently vacant.  These are as follows:

1. Waterford Customs Store, Tramore Road, Waterford 

This is a warehouse previously used by the Revenue Commissioners.  Despite efforts to find an alternative use for the property, it has been vacant since 2005 and the Landlord is not interested in an early surrender.  The annual rent paid is €145,005.

2. 12 Clare Street, Dublin 2

The building at 12 Clare Street was occupied by the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure & Reform until early August 2018.  Prior to any re-occupation by another entity, significant works will be required to the building. 

County

Property

Property Type

Current Status

Garda stations closed under the 2012 and 2013 Policing plans (53)

Cavan

Ardagh

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Cavan

Redhills

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Clare

Broadford

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Clare

Doonbeg

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Clare

Inagh

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Clare

Lahinch

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Clare

Quin

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Cork

Adrigole

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Cork

Ballyfeard

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Cork

Ballygurteen

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Cork

Goleen

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Cork

Knocknagree

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Cork

Rathduff

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Cork City

McCurtain Street

Garda Station

Alternative State use being examined

Donegal

Malin

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Donegal

Na Brocacha / Cloghan

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Dublin

Dalkey

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Dublin

Kill O'The Grange

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Galway

Ballymoe

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Galway

Corrandulla

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Galway

Kilconly

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Galway

Kiltullagh

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Galway

Leenane

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Kerry

Brosna

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Kerry

Camp

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Kerry

Kilgarvan

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Kerry

Moyvane

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Leitrim

Dromahair

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Leitrim

Drumkeeran

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Leitrim

Glenfarne

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Leitrim

Keshcarrigan

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Limerick

Castletown Conyers

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Limerick

Galbally

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Limerick

Kilfinane

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Limerick

Mary Street

Garda Station

Intre State transfer to Limerick City and Co. Co.

Limerick

Shanagolden

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Longford

Ballinalee

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Mayo

Ballyglass

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Mayo

Bellacorrick

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Mayo

Blacksod

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Mayo

Hollymount

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Monaghan

Clontibret

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Monaghan

Corrinshigagh

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Monaghan

Newbliss

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Monaghan

Smithborough

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Roscommon

Ballintubber

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Roscommon

Ballyforan

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Roscommon

Knockcroghery

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Roscommon

Tarmonbarry

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Sligo

Cliffoney

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Tipperary

New Inn (Tipperary)

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Waterford

Ballyduff

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Wicklow

Hollywood

Garda Station

Subject to a review of closed stations

Other former Garda stations (11)

Cavan

Stradone

Garda Station

Being prepared for disposal

Cork City

Ballyhooley Rd, Cork

Garda Station

Being prepared for disposal

Donegal

Bunbeg

Garda Station

Community interest.

Donegal

Buncrana

Garda Station

Intra State transfer to Donegal Co. Co.

Galway

Maam

Garda Station

Being prepared for disposal

Kildare

Rathangan

Garda Station

Being prepared for disposal

Kilkenny

Castlecomer

Garda Station

Intra State transfer to Kilkenny Co. Co.

Limerick

Edward Street

Garda Station

Intra State transfer to Limerick City and Co. Co.

Limerick

Mayorstone Park

Garda Station

Intra State transfer to Limerick City and Co. Co.

Mayo

Ballina

Garda Station

Being prepared for disposal

Sligo

Ballymote

Garda Station

Being prepared for disposal

Former Garda residences (9)

Cork

13 Woodville, Blarney

Residence

Being prepared for disposal

Cork

Buttevant

Residence

Intra State transfer to the HSE.

Donegal

Castlefin

Residence

Alternative State use being examined.

Offaly

Kinnitty

Residence

Community Interest

Tipperary

The Mall, Templemore

Residence

Intra State transfer to Tipperary Co. Co.

Tipperary

The Mall, Templemore

Residence

Intra State transfer to Tipperary Co. Co.

Tipperary

The Mall, Templemore

Residence

Intra State transfer to Tipperary Co. Co.

Tipperary

Church Ave, Templemore

Residence

Intra State transfer to Tipperary Co. Co.

Tipperary

Church Ave, Templemore

Residence

Intra State transfer to Tipperary Co. Co.

Coastguard Properties (7)

Cork

Crosshaven

Cottage

Intre State transfer to Cork County Council.

Cork

Crosshaven

Cottage

Intre State transfer to Cork County Council.

Cork

Crosshaven

Cottage

Intre State transfer to Cork County Council.

Cork

Crosshaven

Cottage

Intre State transfer to Cork County Council.

Cork

Crosshaven

Cottage

Intre State transfer to Cork County Council.

Cork

Crosshaven

Cottage

Intre State transfer to Cork County Council.

Cork

Crosshaven

Cottage

Intre State transfer to Cork County Council.

Miscellaneous Buildings (16)

Cork

Clonakilty

Agricultural College & Office

Alternative State use being examined

Cork

8 Harbour Road, Cobh

DSP office

Alternative State use being examined

Dublin

10/11 Castle Street

Building

Retained for strategic purposes.

Dublin

Halston Street.

Building

Alternative State use being examined

Kilkenny

Freshford Road

Met Station

Intra State transfer to Kilkenny Co. Co.

Leitrim

Manorhamilton

Customs Stn

Alternative State use being examined

Limerick

Cecil Street

Building

Intra State transfer to Limerick City and Co. Co.

Limerick

Mallow Street

Building

Intra State transfer to Limerick City and Co. Co.

Louth

Dundalk former Employment Exchange

Building

Intra State transfer to Louth County Council.

Louth

Drogheda - 62/63 West Street

Building

Intra State transfer to Louth County Council.

Meath

Enfield

Former ESB building

Intra State transfer to Meath Co. Co. being considered.

Meath

Navan (Kells Road)

Government Buildings

Intra State transfer to Meath Co. Co. being considered.

Monaghan

Innisshannon

Customs Hut

Alternative State use being examined

Offaly

Birr

Met Station

Being prepared for disposal.

Tipperary

Dromard House (Residence)

Templemore

Acquired for AGS.

Waterford

Ardmore

Building

Future use under consideration..

Leased property (2)

Waterford

Tramore Road

Warehouse

Rent €32,505 per annum

Dublin

12 Clare Street

Office

Rent €112,500 per annum

In addition, there are a limited number of sundry residential dwellings that are intrinsic to the estates of National Parks and Gardens managed by the Office of Public Works. In general, these are allocated to staff where there is a requirement for officials to be present on the ground. There are a number of these currently vacant due to the poor condition of the properties.

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