324. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a carpark will be constructed at a Garda station (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31415/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The resources provided by Government to An Garda Síochána have reached unprecedented levels, with an allocation of €1.76 billion for 2019.  Very significant capital investment is also being made, including a capital allocation of €92 million this year.
The Deputy will appreciate that the Office of Public Works (OPW) has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.  Works in relation to Garda accommodation are progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the OPW.
I am informed by the Garda authorities and the OPW that An Garda Síochána has made enquiries with the OPW about developing parking facilities at the Garda station referred to by the Deputy. A quotation for the work was provided to the Garda authorities by the OPW.  I am informed that the matter is under consideration by An Garda Síochána, in the context of overall Garda accommodation priorities.