Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 01 February, 2007
Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.
Mr. Hogan Mr. Hogan
 Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Defence if he will report on the decentralisation of the Civil Defence to Roscrea, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2779/07]
Mr. O’Dea Mr. O’Dea
Mr. O’Dea: An advance party of 12 staff of the Civil Defence Board moved to temporary accommodation in Roscrea in September 2004 in preparation for the relocation of the Headquarters of the Civil Defence Board to their new decentralised location.
The Board’s new purpose built Headquarters in Benamore, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary opened in May 2006 and training courses for Civil Defence volunteers commenced at that time.
I had the pleasure of officially opening the new premises on the 12th of September 2006. Now that the decentralisation of the Civil Defence Board has been completed, approximately 25 staff are working in Roscrea. The Roscrea location is included on the Central Applications Facility for those who may have an interest in vacancies arising there in the future.
The Civil Defence Board and Civil Defence volunteers have expressed their satisfaction with the standard of accommodation provided by the Office of Public Works at the new Headquarters.
Dáil Éireann 630 Written Answers. Decentralisation Programme.