216. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the upgrading of Clonmel Garda station; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13184/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): 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, which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.
I have requested a report from the Garda authorities in relation to the matter referred to by the Deputy and will revert to him as soon as I have this information to hand.