Future use of closed Kerry Garda Stations being considered

Office of Public Works

There are 6 former Garda Stations and one former national school in Kerry currently vacant.

Nationally the Commissioners of Public Works own 92 properties that are currently vacant.

The majority of these properties are former Garda stations that were closed as part of the policing plans of An Garda Síochána in 2012 and 2013.

The former national school in Douglas, Killorglin (not the current school) is being prepared for disposal according to Minister for State at the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Seán Canney.

Minister Canney was responding to a question from Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise & Employment Dara Calleary.

He asked how many properties currently owned by the State or under a long-term lease to the State are vacant and what attempts are being made to fill them.

The 6 former Garda Stations in Kerry are in Abbeydorney, Ballylongford, Brosna, Camp, Castleisland and Moyvane.

Their future use is to be considered on conclusion of the review of closed Garda stations which is being overseen by the Policing Authority.