Updated: 23/01/18 : 12:00:04
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Stepaside Garda Station may never re-open says PAC chair

Stepaside Garda station in Dublin may never re-open according to the head of the Public Accounts Committee.

Sean Fleming claims Gardaí still do not know how much it will cost and would prefer to build a new station in Cherrywood instead.

The PAC is due to issue a report later criticising the decision to re-open the station in the Transport Minister Shane Ross' constituency shut during cost-cutting in 2012.

Chair Sean Fleming says The Public Accounts Committee would be of the view that the leasing priority should be the key reason in relation to re-opening any garda stations.

He said: "It is driven politically without consideration of the tax payer and policing priority and that is not a good thing."