Sites identified for construction of Sligo garda headquarters

Existing garda headquarters updated pending development of new premises.

Sligo News File

The Office of Public Works is currently examining sites for the construction a new garda headquarters in Sligo.

Justice Minister
Frances Fitzgerald, TD
Minister for Justice

Responding to a query on the issue, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said that following the placement of a local advertisement in January 2017, a number of suitable sites have been identified.

Pending the development of the new station, she said, “local Garda management and the Office of Public Works have been actively engaged in developing proposals to improve the accommodation situation in the existing station, including relocating certain functions outside the station.

Existing Sligo Garda Headquarters

“In particular, An Garda Síochána and the Office of Public Works have been working closely to reconfigure the existing station to meet the needs of front line operational personnel and address space or health and safety concerns.

Fitzgerald added that she also understood “short-term measures have been taken to address and improve the accommodation situation at the station; for example, works to fully refurbish the toilets above the public office were completed in late July 2016 and a new industrial standard kitchen facility has been installed.”