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OPW seeks two-acre site for new garda HQ in city
Limerick Leader 11 December 2007
THE Office of Public Works is looking for a two-acre site in the city centre for the development of a new Garda headquarters for Limerick.
Fianna Fail’s Deputy Peter Power has confirmed that the OPW is seeking expressions of interest before January 18 for a site within a three-quarter mile radius of Henry Street Garda Station.
The “unique policing problems affecting Limerick” meant that Henry Street was long since outdated and Deputy Power said he had been lobbying for a larger and more modern building for what was one of the busiest beats in the country.
Chairman of the joint policing committee, Cllr Kevin Kiely, has also complained that there is nowhere to fit all the extra gardai being sent to Limerick and that members of the force were “practically sitting on top of each other” at an overcrowded Henry Street.
The offices occupied by immigration gardai and the drugs squad are seen as particularly crammed.
“Central to this strategy is the rolling out of a new Divisional Garda Headquarters. The new headquarters will be state of the art with the best of facilities and technology needed in the modern day fight against crime. All in all, this announcement is excellent news for Limerick.,” Deputy Power concluded.