110. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of plans for Ballymahon Garda station. [9134/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will be aware that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters.
However, I am informed by the Garda authorities that local Garda management is currently developing a brief of requirements for the station having regard to developments in the area such as the proposed Center Parcs. In addition, I understand that An Garda Síochána is also engaging with the OPW with a view to the provision of additional locker facilities in the station.
Any works that are required at the station will be considered by the Commissioner in the context of the funding available to meet overall Garda accommodation requirements in the State, including, in particular, the Garda Station Building and Refurbishment Programme 2016-2021.