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#Columb Barracks

The State has spent over €100k for security on an empty barracks in last three years
# Columb Barracks
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# Columb Barracks

The State has spent over €100k for security on an empty barracks in last three years

Feb 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 19,082 Views 25 Comments

Columb Barracks has been earmarked as a site to develop affordable housing, but has been vacant since 2012.

Renting new bases to replace barracks will save €1million – Shatter
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Renting new bases to replace barracks will save €1million – Shatter

Feb 17th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,829 Views 27 Comments

The Minister said leasing separate training facilities in towns whose barracks shut down would cut costs significantly.

Dept of Defence looking for new bases in four towns where barracks closed
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Dept of Defence looking for new bases in four towns where barracks closed

Feb 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,644 Views 20 Comments

The department is seeking to rent military training premises in Cavan, Mullingar, Castlebar and Clonmel – where it already owns barracks buildings.

Barracks closures will not have major impact on local economies - minister
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Barracks closures will not have major impact on local economies - minister

Dec 13th 2011, 3:12 PM 1,751 Views 14 Comments

Junior defence minister Paul Kehoe says closing four rural barracks will help make the Defence Forces “more professional”.

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?
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Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?

Nov 16th 2011, 9:49 AM 3,893 Views 78 Comments

Was Willie Penrose right to step down over the closure of a local barracks – or should cabinet members accept the need for tough decisions?

Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure
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Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure

Nov 15th 2011, 1:52 PM 3,281 Views 48 Comments

Labour Party TD and Junior Minister for Housing Willie Penrose is the first ministerial resignation since the government came to office last February.

Protesters gather in bid to halt army barracks closure
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Protesters gather in bid to halt army barracks closure

Oct 8th 2011, 2:07 PM 518 Views 1 Comment

Campaigners claim that Columb Barracks in Mullingar brings €8million into the local economy.