Thursday, 24 September 2020

Ceisteanna (104)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

104. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timescale for the reopening of Bawnboy Garda station, County Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26198/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Programme for Government included for a ‘pilot programme of station re-openings’ throughout the country, including Bawnboy Garda Station. OPW undertook technical surveys on the building and issued a report on the works required, indicative costs involved and proposed layout to Garda Estate Management.

The deliberative process between An Garda Síochána and the OPW to finalise proposals is on-going. Upon final Garda sign-off, this Office will prepare, submit and publicise the necessary Part 9 planning application and progress the procurement of works required to re-open the station, which is expected will take place in 2020.