FITZGIBBON STREET GARDA STATION – REFURBISHMENT ADVANCING
Last summer, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. directed the Garda Commissioner and the Tanaiste and Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. to begin work on refurbishing Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station. In recent weeks, I have been working with the Tánaiste and senior Gardaí to finalise the cost of the works involved and the nature of the works that will take place. As Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, I have insisted that all preparatory works take place this year, including the design, tendering and procurement of a potential contractor. Councillor Ray McAdam, Chair of the North Inner City Policing District and myself are determined to make sure these works are advanced as quickly and efficiently as possible across the coming months. We will work to keep you updated of progress on the refurbishment project.
VACANT SITE CORNER OF RUSSELL STREET & N.C.R.
During our conversations with residents in Fitzgibbon Court last Friday week ago, the issue of the vacant site at the corner of Russell Street and the North Circular Road was raised with us. This particular site is owned by Dublin City Council and since the Register of Vacant Sites went live on March 31st last, the Council has been advised that a “Notice of Proposed Entry” will be served on it. In the interim, both myself and Councillor Ray McAdam have sought information from the City Council as to whether the site could be developed for new housing. As soon as we have further information on the matter, either one of us will share those details with you.