134. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if construction works have commenced for the new immigration facilities for the Garda National Immigration Bureau at Dublin airport; the estimated duration of the works; the estimated cost of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44531/17]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The development phase of this project, which is under the responsibility of An Garda Síochána and delivered in conjunction with the Office of Public Works, is due to commence at Dublin Airport during Q4, 2017. The project will involve the refurbishment and fit-out of an existing facility to provide a Garda Station, office accommodation and detention facilities. I am informed that the estimated duration of the work is 10 months. The cost of the works is a matter for the Office of Public Works.