Funding approved for new Macro...


Funding approved for new Macroom Garda station

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07:54 17 May 2023

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Funding has been approved for the planned new Garda station in Macroom.

Planning permission had been granted for the project in 2021, and work is set to begin on the facility next year.

The new station will serve as the divisional HQ for Cork county, after the Cork north and West divisions were amalgamated.

Construction was delayed after the project was rolled into a public private partnership, however Minister for Justice Simon Harris announced that Macroom Garda Station, along with a new Garda station in Clonmel, would be funded directly through the exchequer.

Speaking on the announcement, Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael Creed said "this is excellent news for mid-Cork. The new station will greatly enhance the facilities available for law enforcement in the region, as well as providing an up-to-the-minute divisional headquarters.

“Planning permission was given for the new station in 2021, but the project was delayed because it was originally to be funded as a Public Private Partnership (PPP). Now, new Garda stations for Macroom and Clonmel have been decoupled from the Justice PPP project and will be funded by the exchequer.

“I have been working hard to bring the Macroom project to fruition ever since it was granted planning permission and I am delighted to hear that an announcement is imminent at last.”

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