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Written Answers - Departmental Properties

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 194.  Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan Information on Maureen O'Sullivan Zoom on Maureen O'Sullivan  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the number of residential units, originally intended for occupation by members of the Defence Forces, Garda Síochána or Prison Service that are currently subject to overholding, that is, that are occupied by former members or by the widowed spouses or other family members of former personnel; the number of overheld units located within military barracks and other institutions; the way liability for the household charge is to be determined on any overholding situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3005/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter I am advised by the Garda authorities that the number of official accommodation properties occupied by former members of An Garda Síochána is 31. There are no such properties within the Irish Prison Service. I am further advised that accommodation which forms part of the State portfolio of properties is exempt from the household charge.

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