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120. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality where the new Garda Síochána headquarters for the south-eastern region will be located; the rationale behind the selection of this location; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7575/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Garda authorities that a new Garda Division of Kilkenny/Carlow was established in 2008 with Kilkenny designated as the Divisional HQ Station. Kilkenny Garda Station has been upgraded and extended to meet the requirements of a Divisional HQ Station and to provide for the office of the Assistant Commissioner, South Eastern Region.
In that context, I am advised that the office of the Assistant Commissioner, South Eastern Region has been located at Government Buildings, Hebron Road, Kilkenny since November, 2013.