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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 22 March 2022

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Ceisteanna (765)

Catherine Murphy


765. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice her plans for the future use and or disposal of Thornton Hall; if she has received an updated valuation of the site; and the costs to date on an annual basis in respect of services and security associated with the site. [14614/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I can advise the Deputy that the Thornton Hall site remains an important strategic State asset with potential future use value. As previously advised, the Irish Prison Service is continuing to engage with the Land Development Agency to explore the options for the future development of a portion of the site to maximise its value to the State.

The Prison Service recently sought an updated valuation of the Thornton Hall site and house to reflect its value at the end of December 2021. The Prison Service expects to receive the valuation report shortly.

I am advised that the reference to the cost of services for Thornton Hall house and site have been interpreted as referring to annual recurring costs for utilities, security systems and statutory checks. These costs for the year 2021 are set out in the table below.

The security costs incurred relate to the costs of the security alarm monitoring and CCTV systems. As the Deputy is aware the house at Thornton Hall is listed as a protected structure in the Fingal County Council register of protected structures and the security and utility costs incurred are necessary to meet statutory obligations under the Planning and Development Acts relating to such structures.

Utilities, security systems and statutory checks costs for 2021







Security (Alarm Monitoring)


Statutory Checks