Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (316)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

316. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when contracts will be signed for construction of the new Bailieborough Garda station, County Cavan; when the opening of the new station is expected; the reason there is a delay in appointing a contractor; if the new Garda operational model will have an effect on the progression of the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26402/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

DRAFT REPLY

As I stated in response to a similar Parliamentary Question on 8 September last, it is expected that, subject to approval, tender documentation will issue in October 2020, with a Contract being awarded following tender receipt and evaluation.  Construction work will take approx. 18 months to complete.  The impact of the new Garda operational model is a matter for An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice and Equality.