Ballyjamesduff Fire Station gets go ahead

Construction is now ready to start on the new fire station for Ballyjamesduff. Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien, said the new Fire Station in Ballyjamesduff is included in the construction programme for 2021.

Welcoming the news Deputy Brendan Smith said the facility is much needed: “I am glad to have supported the work of Cavan County Council in bringing this much needed project to this stage. All the personnel in our Emergency Services need proper facilities and this new station will be a welcome addition to our county’s fire services facilities.”

The project, which is estimated to cost €1.1 million upon completion, is scheduled to take between six and nine months to complete.

The Ballyjamesduff announcement is part of a €61 million Fire Service Capital Programme. County Cavan is also being earmarked for the delivery of a new fire engine. The decisions surrounding Cavan came following consultation between the local authority and the Department.

Cavan's Chief Fire Officer Noel O'Reilly said: "I welcome Minister O'Brien's announcement that will complete the process of modernising the county's ten fire stations.

"The news that the county is to receive a brand new fire appliance over the course of this programme is also most welcome, and this funding will contribute further to the delivery of a first-rate emergency service to the people of Cavan."

Welcoming the commitment to the new fire station in Ballyjamesduff, Minister Heather Humphreys said: “I’m pleased to see Ballyjamesduff included on this list because I know people are really keen to see a new fire station for the town. Investment in our front line services are crucial and I know this programme worth €61 million will help make communities safer right across the country."

The Minister of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands concluded by saying: “It’s important at this time of year to thank our fire service and other front line workers who have continued to work under pressure and extremely difficult conditions in order to keep the rest of us safe.”