69. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a Garda Síochána station (details supplied); her plans for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17668/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): 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, which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.
I am advised by Garda authorities that plans have been submitted by the Office of Public Works to Garda management which seek to address issues identified at a local level regarding the condition of Ramelton Garda Station, as well as providing for increased office space and facilities to interact with members of the public. These plans are currently being assessed by local management and will be progressed by An Garda Síochána in conjunction with the Office of Public Works.