CLONAKILTY is to get a new fire station – in 2018.
Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy said the announcement is part of a new €40m programme of construction or refurbishment of 26 fire stations for the five year period, 2016 – 2020.
In welcoming the news Deputy McCarthy said the construction of a new fire station will be a welcome sight for the local community and the state-of-the-art new facility will be a much-needed and welcome facility for Clonakilty.
Under the programme, Macroom is also to get a new fire station – in 2017.
Cork North West FG TD and Dáil candidate Michael Creed said the present fire station was ‘antiquated’ and a new station had been mooted with many years.’
The site which has been purchased for the station is the same site on which the new Garda Station is to be constructed during the period of the Justice Department’s Capital Investment plan 2016-2021.
‘The upgrade of Macroom hospital, the new Fire & Garda Stations as well as the commencement of the Macroom bypass programme will see this area transformed over the next number of years,’ he said.