136. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for a new Garda station in Tallaght; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there is overcrowding in the station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20682/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the Garda Commissioner is primarily responsible for the effective and efficient use of the resources available to An Garda Síochána, including responsibility for the formulation of proposals in relation to the opening and closing of Garda stations. In addition, the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with th...

293. Deputy Darragh O’Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the reopening of Rush Garda station which was announced in 2016; the date it will be reopened; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17960/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Garda Station Closures)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have ...

80. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the Garda stations in the Donegal division that underwent refurbishments in 2017 and to date in 2018; and the works carried out at each station. (Question 16867/18 asked on 18 Apr 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): I can confirm that the Office of Public Works (OPW) has managed and progressed works to the value of €775,276 on maintenance and refurbishment of Garda Stations in the Donegal Divisional area in 2017 and 2018 to date. The table lists the Garda Stations concerned together with a brief description of works. 
 Building Description Buncrana GS Refurbishment of Cells Milford GS Refurbishment o...

99. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the new Garda station in Macroom; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16485/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. As Minister, I have no direct role in the matter.
The Garda Building and Refurbishment Programme 2016-2021, which is an ambitious 5-year Progra...

310. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the investment made by the Office of Public Works on Malahide Garda station since 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16410/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Station Expenditure)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): I can confirm that a total of just under €235,000 has been spent by the Office of Public Works on Malahide Garda Station from 1 January 2016 to date. This amount represents the cost of repairs to and maintenance of building fabric and mechanical and electrical installations and systems in the period in question.
The table below shows the breakdown of that expenditure by year.
 Year Totals (to...

596. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and location of Garda stations deemed to be in need of an upgrade; the number of those likely to receive attention in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16704/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Station Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters....

295. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda stations in the Waterford division that received major refurbishments in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; the works that were done in each station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13693/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Garda Station Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation, including identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual station. As Minister, I have no dire...

313. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the new Garda station for Macroom; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13005/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. As Minister, I have no direct role in the matter.
As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Building and Refurbishment Programme 2016-2021, which ...

316. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when Rush Garda station will be reopened. (Question 14037/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have no...

313. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda stations in County Donegal which were open to the public on a 24 hour basis in each of the years 2008 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12030/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Garda Station Opening Hours)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the Garda Commissioner is primarily responsible for the effective and efficient use of the resources available to An Garda Síochána, including the determination of opening hours of Garda stations. As Minister, I have no direct role in the matter.
I have been informed by the Garda authorities that the following table details the Garda stations in County Donegal which were open to the public on a 24 hour ...

81. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of works and plans for a Garda station (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10882/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran) (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The Office of Public Works (OPW) has recently completed refurbishment to the property referred to by the deputy. Works were completed in December 2017 and the station handed over to An Garda Síochana.
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82. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of negotiations regarding a new Garda station (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10920/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran) (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The Office of Public Works (OPW) and the Chief State Solicitor’s Office (CSSO) have now completed the acquisition and taken possession of the preferred site for this project. The site is the former National Irish Bank building at Main Street, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.
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187. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a development (details supplied); the number of additional personnel being assigned to the station; the location from which they are being redeployed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10881/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Garda Station Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will be aware that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters.
As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Síochána Building and Refurbishment Programme 2016 – ...

217. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the review of the 139 closed Garda stations will be completed; the reason for the delay in bringing this matter to a conclusion; his plans to use closed stations and their sites for social housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11406/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Garda Station Closures)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the Garda Commissioner is primarily responsible for the effective and efficient use of the resources available to An Garda Síochána, including responsibility for the formulation of proposals in relation to the opening and closing of Garda stations. As Minister, I have no direct role in the matter.
The Deputy will be aware that the Garda Station Rationalisation Programme of 2012 and 2013 resulted in the c...

197. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the acquisition and selection of a site for the new Garda regional headquarters in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9734/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): I propose to take Questions Nos. 197 and 199 together.
The Office of Public Works (OPW) continues to progress the procurement of a suitable site for the new Garda Station in Sligo. The legal formalities are nearing completion.
Delivery of the proposed Regional Headquarters is to be provided under a Public Private Partnership. A timeframe for construction is not available as yet. 
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198. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated cost of the refurbishment of the Stepaside Garda station; and the timeframe for its opening. (Question 9737/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Garda Station Refurbishment)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): Following the Programme for Government commitment to establish a pilot scheme to reopen six (6) Garda Stations, The Office of Public Works (OPW) has now received a “brief of requirements” from An Garda Síochána for the re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station. The OPW can now carry out the necessary surveys and assessments on the building and prepare indicative cost estimates for any works identified....

199. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the acquisition of the site for the new Sligo Garda station; the timeframe for tendering for the construction of the new station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9827/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): I propose to take Questions Nos. 197 and 199 together.
The Office of Public Works (OPW) continues to progress the procurement of a suitable site for the new Garda Station in Sligo. The legal formalities are nearing completion.
Delivery of the proposed Regional Headquarters is to be provided under a Public Private Partnership. A timeframe for construction is not available as yet. 
 ...

220. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Office of Public Works plans to sell a property (details supplied); if the property will be made available for social or voluntary housing under the new initiatives announced by the Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10039/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Garda Station Closures)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The 2012 and 2013 policing plans for An Garda Síochána identified 139 Garda stations for closure including the former Garda station in Leenane, Co. Galway. Many of these properties reverted to the Office of Public Works (OPW) to identify an alternative State use or manage their disposal.
In 2016, An Garda Síochána/Policing Authority undertook a review of the closed Garda Stations. In late 2017, the ...

321. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda stations that have been closed in each of the years 2012 to 2017 and to date in 2018, by location; the number of Garda stations open in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9495/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Garda Station Closures)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will be aware that, during 2011 and 2012, An Garda Síochána completed a comprehensive review of its district and station network. The objective of this review was to identify opportunities to introduce strategic reforms to enhance service delivery, increase efficiency and streamline practices within the organisation. 
The review concluded that a revised district and station network commensurate with the organisation’s resour...

328. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to open a Garda station in the Cherrywood area of Dublin; and the details of those plans. (Question 9608/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that it is the Garda Commissioner who is primarily responsible for the effective and efficient use of the resources available to An Garda Síochána. This includes matters in relation to the opening and closing of Garda stations and, as Minister, I have no direct role in these matters.
As the Deputy will be aware, the Programme for a Partnership Government commits to a pilot scheme to reopen 6 Garda stations, b...

335. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the final review of closed Garda stations will be completed; and the plans for Moyvane Garda station, County Kerry. (Question 9822/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Garda Station Closures)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have no d...

345. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if provision has been made in budget 2018 for essential renovations to a Garda station (details supplied) in County Sligo in view of the fact that funding was originally allocated for the renovations in the budget 2017 and the work did not commence that year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9908/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Garda Station Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. 
This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have no di...

86. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 181 of 30 January 2018, the date on which the Office of Public Works plans to serve notice to vacate the premises of Stepaside Garda station; if the assessment of Stepaside Garda station has not commenced, the date it will be commenced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9145/18 asked on 22 Feb 2018 - Garda Stations)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): My officials have advised me that the position outlined in Parliamentary Question 181 of 30 January 2018 remains unchanged. 
In accordance with the contractual agreement in place with the guardian of the property, a 25 day notice to vacate is required. 
The date on which the premises must be vacated will be determined when the works on the former station are assessed and a commencement date decided...

110. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of plans for Ballymahon Garda station. (Question 9134/18 asked on 22 Feb 2018 - Garda Station Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will be aware that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters. 
However, I am informed by the Garda authorities that local Garda management is currently de...

111. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if funding to improve working conditions in Castlepollard Garda station will be approved in view of the condition of the station. (Question 9135/18 asked on 22 Feb 2018 - Garda Station Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. 
This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have no d...