128. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Justice the timeline for commencement and completion of works for the new Garda station for Macroom, County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45581/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy is aware, the construction of the new Garda station at Macroom is to proceed on the basis of a major Public Private Partnership (PPP) project which also includes the construction of a new Garda Station in Clonmel. Planning permission for the new Garda station in Macroom was granted in March 2021.
There is ongoing engagement between my Department, An Garda Síochána, the OPW and the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) (which is the procuring authority for PPPs) to progress this project with a view to the tender process commencing in 2022.