A major €2million redevelopment of facilities at Longford Garda station has been announced this afternoon.
The tender for the redevelopment of the station to incorporate a new major incident unit room as well as a CCTV room will be issued in the coming weeks.
The construction works will also include building a new cell block, custody suite and ancillary accommodation.
The announcement marks a major sea-change in the government’s attitude to the station as it was announced earlier this year that no finding was available to progress the project.
Minister for the OPW Kevin Boxer Moran hopes the work will not create too much disruption in terms of the current accommodation at the station: