Dáil Éireann - Volume 643 - 11 December, 2007

Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Deputy Tom Hayes asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when a new Garda station will be provided at Clonmel, County Tipperary. [34385/07]

  Deputy Brian Lenihan: The programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation around the country is based on agreed priorities established by An Garda Síochána in consultation with the Garda representative associations. The programme is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close co-operation with the Office of Public Works, which has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.

[1248] I am informed that the Office of Public Works is currently seeking a site for the development of a new Garda District Headquarters in Clonmel. Responses to a recent advertisement placed by it seeking a suitable site are currently being assessed. I assure the Deputy that there will be no avoidable delay in progressing this project.

Question No. 928 answered with Question No. 834.