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Updated: 18/04/18 : 05:10:07

Minister ‘getting there’ on new Sligo Garda HQ

Sligo Garda Station (L) and attached HQ building
By Eugene McGloin
Political Editor

THE MINISTER for Justice has told the Dáil that “we are getting there” on a new HQ for Gardai in Sligo town.

Charles Flanagan now “expects that a legal contractual situation will develop over the next couple of weeks” re the site.

The Minister was responding when the issue was raised by local TD Tony McLoughlin yesterday afternoon, Tuesday.

Said Minister: Flanagan: “The Deputy will be aware of the commitment to establishing a new Garda headquarters in Sligo at the earliest opportunity. 

“Discussions are at an advanced stage on the provision of an appropriate site. 

“I expect that a legal contractual situation will develop over the next couple of weeks. 

“I understand the urgency. I visited the station in Sligo before Christmas.

 “I accept the need for a greater level of resources in the form of a new station.

“I will be happy to communicate with the Deputy and the House as matters develop. I expect we are getting there,” added Minister Flanagan.

                                     Deputy Tony McLoughlin in Dáil Éireann

Some Difficulties

In his remarks, Deputy McLoughlin noted that the programme for Government states the Garda ‘must have the modern resources necessary to detect and investigate crime.’

Added Deputy McLoughlin:  “There are some difficulties at present with the Garda headquarters in Sligo.” See link below.

He then asked the Minister to give “a further update” on the progress on developing the new Garda regional headquarters in Sligo.

Link: Sligo Today 20/11/2017