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320. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide funding for windows in a Garda Síochána station (details supplied) in County Kerry to bring the building's facade in line with the adjoining building; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39065/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Garda Station Building and Refurbishment Programme 2016-2021 which I announced recently with my colleague the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works is based on agreed priorities which are established by An Garda Síochána. Over thirty locations around the country will benefit from the Programme which includes major refurbishment of stations/facilities including facilities for meeting victims of crime; essential remedial works to existing stations; development of large scale property and exhibit management stores and the upgrade of cells and provision of improved custody management facilities. The Programme will be delivered by the Garda Authorities in cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW) which has responsibility for capital expenditure in this area.
In this context, I am advised by An Garda Síochána that there are currently no plans to upgrade the windows at the Garda Station referred to by the Deputy.