Work be­gins soon on re­open­ing Rush Garda Sta­tion

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

It has fi­nally been con­firmed that work to bring Rush Garda Sta­tion back into use will be­gin in the first quar­ter of next year.

The Depart­ment of Jus­tice has told Se­na­tor James Reilly that ‘fi­nal sign-off has been given on the works re­quired at Rush’ and that ‘it is un­der­stood that the con­trac­tor should be on site early in Q1 2019’.

Se­na­tor Reilly said: ‘I am de­lighted that work will com­mence to re­fur­bish Rush Garda Sta­tion with con­trac­tors on site in early 2019,

The Min­is­ter for Jus­tice and the OPW have con­firmed to me that the re­fur­bish­ment work will start in Q1 2019, with a plan to re­open the Sta­tion in 2019.’

He said: ‘I will be press­ing the Depart­ment to have the sta­tion manned and op­er­a­tional with ad­e­quate Garda re­sources in 2019.’ said

Ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Jus­tice: ‘The pro­gramme of re­place­ment and re­fur­bish­ment of Garda ac­com­mo­da­tion is pro­gressed by the Garda au­thor­i­ties work­ing in close co­op­er­a­tion with the Of­fice of Pub­lic Works (OPW), which has re­spon­si­bil­ity for the pro­vi­sion and main­te­nance of Garda ac­com­mo­da­tion.

‘This in­cludes iden­ti­fy­ing and pro­gress­ing any ne­c­es­sary re­me­dial or re­fur­bish­ment works re­quired at in­di­vid­ual sta­tions.’

The Pro­gramme for a Part­ner­ship Govern­ment com­mits to a pi­lot scheme to re­open six Garda sta­tions in­clud­ing Rush ‘to de­ter­mine pos­si­ble pos­i­tive im­pacts that such open­ings will have on crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity, with spe­cial em­pha­sis on bur­glar­ies, theft and pub­lic or­der’.

Gar­daí have pro­vided the OPW with a brief on their re­quire­ments for the for the sta­tion.

Se­na­tor James Reilly at Rush Garda Sta­tion which is set to re-open next year.

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