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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# state property

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# noteworthy
Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.
# granny flats
Priests being sent forms to identify vacant properties for refugees
Bishop Kevin Doran is asking parishioners to flag properties “be it a vacant house or a granny flat”.
# garda stations
Government to sell off some of the 139 closed garda stations
Office of Public Works Minister Brian Hayes has announced plans to find other State uses or to sell off the 139 garda stations that have been closed in the past two years.
# footprint
State has 'saved €5.3m' on rent in 2012
OPW has been reducing office space and car spaces as number of State employees leave the fold – cutting cost of rented offices by one-third since 2008.