New Garda Station at Dublin Port Opened
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee attended the opening of the new Garda Station at Dublin Port.
The new facility will provide contemporary purpose built accommodation to serve the Garda Immigration Unit for DMR North Central.
The upgraded station will allow An Garda Síochána (AGS) to expand on their immigration and policing services in the area by providing enhanced, modern facilities.
Minister McEntee said, “I am delighted to open this station which will ensure An Garda Síochána have the calibre of facility they need to maintain professional policing services at Dublin Port for years to come. Ensuring the continued, effective, security of the State from an immigration perspective is not an easy task.”
“This upgraded station will further enable Garda members to respond to the challenges faced in policing Ireland’s borders. It will also allow for increased efforts in combatting human trafficking, drug smuggling and other serious offences, and help us build stronger, safer communities. I look forward to seeing An Garda Síochána continuing their diligent and tireless policing efforts from this new accommodation.”
The new station is located in the former Calor Gas office building, with Gardaí having operated from their previous facility for approximately 20 years.
The project, designed by the OPW, was delivered by Garda Estate Management with the Office of Public Works (OPW) as the Contracting Authority. This project centred on the Government’s commitment to advance sustainable solutions that mitigate against climate change. Upon completion, the building obtained a B1 BER energy rating.
The new building offers significantly larger and enhanced office accommodation, as well as conference and welfare facilities for AGS personnel attached to Dublin Port.
It provides additional facilities which were not featured in the original Immigration structure such as a public office and a number of consultation/interview rooms.