Minister Ann Phelan has confirmed funding for a new Fire Station in Urlingford. This is part of a new €40m programme of construction of 26 fire stations for the five year period 2016 - 2020. The programme will see 16 new fire station construction projects initiated between now and 2020, along with 10 fire station upgrades / refurbishments.
“I received confirmation from my colleague in the Department of the Environment, Minister Alan Kelly, that he has approved the build of a new fire station in Urlingford as part of the overall capital programme of construction for Fire Stations 2016-2020.
“Subject to final agreement on scope and design these will be brought to tender and construction stage, on a phased basis, in the period up to the end of 2020.
“This project is in addition to my announcement last year of a new fire station in Graignamanagh, after many years of lobbying and strong representations to the Department. The cost of the new build for Urlingford is estimated to cost up to €1.5million,” she said.
“I want to acknowledge and thank our emergency services for their efforts over the past number of months, particularly during the recent floods. They worked night and day to ensure the safety of those in our communities. Your work and commitment should not be underestimated,” she added