Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue, has said that the Office of Public Works has confirmed to him that the office has leased a new premises for Ramelton Garda station at Castle Street.
The OPW has noted that the leased premises will need renovation before it can be used as a Garda station. A design team is currently working on design for fit-out of the station. The OPW and An Garda Siochána will continue to work together to complete the design phase and to move to tender stage for the project this year.
Confirming the news, Minister McConalogue said “This is tremendous news for the people of Ramelton and surrounds. Policing is essential in Donegal and proper infrastructure for our Garda is crucial for maintaining strong community policing in our rural communities. Senator Niall Blaney, Cllr Liam Blaney and I have been working with the OPW and my government colleague Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister with responsibility for the OPW, and the Garda, for sometime to make sure that a fit for purpose station is secured for Ramelton. I’m glad that this will be coming to fruition soon.”