Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 24 April, 2008

Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Deputy Pat Rabbitte asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance if sanction has been given for the construction of a new Garda station (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if the construction will be a public private partnership venture or an Office of Public Works project; the envisaged time scale for completion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14039/08]

Deputy Pat Rabbitte asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance the progress on plans to provide a new divisional Garda headquarters at Tallaght, Dublin 24; when work is expected to commence; if the construction will be a partnership with the private sector; the number of gardaí that will be accommodated in the new premises; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8975/08]

  Deputy Noel Ahern:I propose to take Questions Nos. 41 and 75 together.

A sketch scheme to accommodate a new Garda Station, Courthouse and other facilities on the existing Garda Station site will be completed by the end of May 2008. It will then be submitted to the Garda Authorities and Courts Service for consideration and approval. The procurement methodology for this major project has not yet been determined and it is not possible at this early stage to provide an accurate timescale for commencement and completion. It will be a matter for the Garda Commissioner what number of Gardaí will be assigned to the new station.