Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (128)

John Deasy

Ceist:

128. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of vacant or derelict properties by county that are in the ownership of the State and under the management of the Office of Public Works. [52059/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The OPW actively manages a portfolio of some 2,500 properties throughout the country, that ranges from office accommodation to heritage properties, visitors centres to Garda stations, among others. At any given time, it is normal that a number of properties are vacant. In the case of the OPW portfolio, there are 89 properties currently vacant.

The majority of these are former Garda stations closed under the 2012/13 closure programme. As these stations were subject to examination under the recent policing review, the OPW was specifically requested not to dispose of them. Now that this review is completed, the future of the remaining stations will be determined.

A full list of vacant properties by county is shown below. This list only includes vacant properties owned by the Commissioners of Public Works or Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

Number of Vacant Properties by County

County

Number of Vacant Properties

Cavan

2

Clare

5

Cork

14

Donegal

6

Dublin

7

Galway

7

Kerry

5

Kilkenny

1

Leitrim

4

Limerick

7

Longford

2

Louth

3

Mayo

5

Meath

2

Monaghan

6

Offaly

1

Roscommon

4

Sligo

2

Tipperary

1

Waterford

2

Wexford

1

Wicklow

2

Total

89