Updated: 28/09/17 : 05:11:45
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Sligo barracks sales yielded over €100,000

STATE COFFERS picked up over €100,000 from the sale of two former Garda stations in county Sligo.

The sales were conducted in 2015 and 2016 by the Office of Public Works, the Dαil learned on Tuesday afternoon.

The old station at Easkey yielded €65,000 with the former station at Aclare selling for €40,000.

Back in 2012, one Garda residence in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, got over €100,00 for State coffers.

The sale of the former station at Kiltyclogher was worth €58,000 while the station once used in Ballyfarnon was worth €40,000 when sold.

Community Groups

Some former barracks have been licenced to local community groups such as in Ballymote.

Junior Minister, Kevin 'Boxer Moran, told Pearse Doherty that twelve former stations were now used by community groups.

It also emerged that most public buildings sold by the Office of Public Works in the past five years were former Garda stations.

Significant sales included a stud, a Gaelic football pitch and a city centre church in Dublin worth almost €1.5 million.

Link: https://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2017-09-26a.168&s=Sligo#g170.r