Cork North Central TD, Billy Kelleher has said that the long awaited completion of the new Glanmire Garda Station took one step closer to completion this week as a tender for the fit out of the station was published.

Deputy Kelleher was commenting after the Office of Public Works issued a tender notice for the fit out of the station.

“As part of the fit out, the site at Sallybrook Industrial Estate will be refurbished and upgraded to include an extension to the mezzanine level.

“This is a very welcome development, and one which the entire local community have been waiting for, for quite a long period of time.

“This project has been subject to long and protracted delays over the past number of years and this tender publication will help bring the opening of the new Garda Station one step closer.

“It’s imperative that this tender process is concluded as quickly as possible to ensure that the opening of the new station is not delayed any further.

“As the local TD, I will keep in close contact with the OPW and Garda management to ensure that the community of Glanmire benefits from this new station as soon as possible,” concluded Kelleher.