925. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Justice the number of functioning Garda stations in County Tipperary in each year since 2015. [42609/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management of the Garda Estate. Further, 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 (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that there are thirty-seven Garda Stations in the Tipperary Division, a figure which has remained constant since 2015. The following table, comprising information provided to me by the Garda authorities, outlines the breakdown of Garda Stations in the Tipperary division.
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I am advised by the Garda authorities that it should be noted that while there are 37 stations attached to the Division, owing to the requirement for significant and large scale remedial works in Shevry, Moyne and Templederry, these three premises over the period 2015 to date have been deemed not suitable to function as Garda Stations.