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Written Answers - Garda Stations

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 357.  Deputy Catherine Murphy Information on Catherine Murphy Zoom on Catherine Murphy  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the position regarding the proposals to redevelop Clane Garda station, County Kildare, in view of the inadequate facilities for both staff and members of the public; if the station has been identified as a high accommodation priority by An Garda Síochána; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6303/12]

[484]Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is based on agreed priorities established by An Garda Síochána. This programme is progressed in co-operation with the Office of Public Works, who have responsibility for capital expenditure in relation to Garda accommodation. The Deputy will recall from the reply I gave to her in Parliamentary Question No. 130 on 1st December 2011 that proposals in relation to the refurbishment of Clane Garda station are being developed. The Garda authorities have indicated that these proposals will be taken forward with reference to An Garda Síochána’s overall accommodation priorities and the availability of resources.

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