111. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if funding to improve working conditions in Castlepollard Garda station will be approved in view of the condition of the station. [9135/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate 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 responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.
This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters.
However, I am informed by the Garda authorities that An Garda Síochána is liaising with OPW in relation to certain issues at the station.