545. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when construction works on the new Garda immigration detention facility at Dublin Airport will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25597/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation. As Minister I have no direct role in the matter.
In relation to the facility at Dublin Airport, I am informed by the OPW that works commenced on site 8 May 2018, with completion expected by the end of 2018.