Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 19 May, 2005

Written Answers. - Departmental Building Projects.

  135. Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position regarding funding for a project (details supplied); the proposed dates for commencement of works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16792/05]

  Mr. McDowell: I can inform the Deputy that my Department is endeavouring to purchase a site, the subject of this question, from Kildare County Council. I wish to confirm that funding is available from my Department for the purchase of the site and for the building of a premises to meet the needs of the project in question. Planning permission has been obtained in accordance with the plans and specifications.

However, difficulties subsequently arose regarding the site boundaries which caused some considerable delay. I am now advised, by our legal representatives, that negotiations are nearing completion and the purchase of the site will be finalised shortly.