Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Ceisteanna (377)

Sorca Clarke

Ceist:

377. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Defence the capital works that were carried out at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick, and Collins Barracks, Cork, in 2019 and 2020, in tabular form; and the estimated cost of each project. [9764/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The Defence Forces Built Infrastructural Programme 2020-2025 was published in January 2020. This Programme, which is a 5 year plan, provides a blueprint for investment in the Defence Forces built infrastructure over a multi-annual timeframe. Over the course of the programme it is projected that some €145m will be allocated to ensure programme delivery.

I wish to advise the Deputy that the following Capital works projects at Sarsfield and Collins Barracks are at various stages of progression:

Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick

Project

Estimated Cost

Project Commenced

Limerick Gym

€3,268,277.80

2020– works ongoing

Collins Barracks, Cork

Project

Estimated Cost

Project Commenced

PSS Centre

€364,273.71

2020– works ongoing

Block 5 - Heating upgrade (heat pump)

€105,702.55

2020 -works substantially complete

Storage shed - Transport Company

€54,071.40

2019- works substantially complete

The Deputy may also wish to note that my Department has allocated in the region of €10m this year to the Defence Forces for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of its building stock. This devolved budget is a regular feature of the Delegated functions assigned to the Defence Forces by my Department. The individual prioritisation of specific projects to be carried out is solely a matter for the Defence Forces in keeping with the delegated nature of this budget.