116. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the provision of a new Garda station in Glanmire in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22731/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda stations is based on accommodation priorities which are established by An Garda Síochána. The programme is advanced in close co-operation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.
I have been advised by the Garda authorities that the purchase of a premises for a new Garda station in Glanmire is currently the subject of High Court proceedings. Accordingly, I am not in a position to provide any further information in relation to this matter. I am further advised that An Garda Síochána has requested the OPW to bring forward proposals to improve the accommodation situation at Glanmire in the immediate term pending the outcome of the ongoing legal proceedings.
The provision of a new Garda station at Glanmire is being pursued in the context of An Garda Síochána's identified accommodation priorities and the availability of funding within the Vote of the OPW.