Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (178)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

178. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the separate vacant living quarters in a Garda station (details supplied) in County Kerry will be made available to the community; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48709/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Garda station at Castlemaine, Co. Kerry and associated living quarters is assigned to An Garda Síochána for operational use.  The premises has not been identified as surplus to requirements by An Garda Síochána and, therefore, the OPW has not been requested to manage its disposal either through intra State transfer, sale on the open market, or to lease/ licence to a community group.

In that regard, the question of making the living quarters available to the OPW for disposal is a matter for An Garda Síochána to consider, subject to its current or future operational requirements for the area.