€30k upgrade planned for Boyle Fire Station

Boyle Fire Station is to get an estimated €30,000 upgrade/refurbishment.

The news was announced on Tuesday by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD.

The work on Boyle station is ‘ready to start construction’.

In addition, Roscommon Fire Service is to receive a new fire appliance next year.

Minister O’Brien announced a new €61 million Fire Service Capital Programme that will see 6 new fire stations built, continued support for the construction of a further 12 new fire stations, 9 fire station refurbishments and 35 new fire engines allocated.

“My Department will provide just over €61 million euro in grant aid for newly built fire stations, refurbished stations, new fire engines, equipment and facilities between now and 2025. Following close consultation with local authorities my Department carried out a comprehensive analysis of their proposals for fire stations works. 27 fire stations across the country will either be built or refurbished over the lifetime of this plan.”

“In order to maintain a reliable fleet in optimal condition, a total of €27.7 million has been allocated for fire appliances which will be delivered in two tranches. In the first tranche, 35 new appliances will be provided at an approximate cost of almost €16 million. Separately, in Dublin, where requirements are in some ways unique, the Department will as a matter of priority critically and comprehensively evaluate funding needs over the next few years.”

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