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415. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a company (details supplied) has undertaken work within his Department's remit to build or renovate projects over the past ten years; if so, the project name and location; the year in which it was built; if building fire safety inspections have been carried out on the projects since construction; the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45204/18]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Office of Public Works acts as the central property services provider for office accommodation for Government Departments and carries out all building related projects on behalf of the Department.
My Department has not placed any contracts with the company referenced. I am advised that the Garda authorities were not in a position to provide their observations within the required timeframe and I have asked them to provide their response directly to the Deputy when it becomes available. All other bodies under the Department's aegis have confirmed that they have not had any contracts with this company.