Government Approves Tender And Over EUR1.2 For Shannon Fire Station

From: Dunphy Media Relations
Published: Thu Aug 14 2008

The Clare T.D. said, ‘The Department has informed me that it has now approved the tender recommended by Clare County Council under the fire services capital programme and will be in a position to contribute over EUR1.2 million to this project. The proposed improvements include the addition of three extra fire bays, developing the drill yard as well as the inclusion of new accommodation facilities for the crew’.

Commenting on the background to the announcement, Minister of State Killeen explained, ‘In 2007, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government approved a proposal by Clare County Council to extend and refurbish the fire station at Shannon. Although the existing station has served the area well since 1979, the considerable development in all sectors, including the tourist, commercial and industrial sectors in the intervening period necessitated additional investment in the fire services in Shannon in order to deliver a modern service’.

Minister of State Killeen said he had worked tirelessly for the approval of the project during and since his role as Minister of State, with special responsibility for the fire service.

‘The proposed works will add further to the capability of the fire services in County Clare. The project will now proceed to construction stage and is expected to be completed within 10 months’, concluded the Junior Agriculture Minister.

Minister of State Killeen received notification of today’s approval from Michael Kitt T.D., Minister of State for Environment, Heritage and Local Government.


Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or
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