Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Ceisteanna (377)

Sorca Clarke


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


Estimated Cost

Project Commenced

Limerick Gym


2020– works ongoing

Collins Barracks, Cork


Estimated Cost

Project Commenced

PSS Centre


2020– works ongoing

Block 5 - Heating upgrade (heat pump)


2020 -works substantially complete

Storage shed - Transport Company


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.