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#Columb Barracks

# columb-barracks - Monday 4 February, 2019

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

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

# columb-barracks - Friday 17 February, 2012

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

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

# columb-barracks - Thursday 9 February, 2012

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

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

# columb-barracks - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

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

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

# columb-barracks - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?

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

# columb-barracks - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure

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

# columb-barracks - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Protesters gather in bid to halt army barracks closure Protest This post contains videos

Protesters gather in bid to halt army barracks closure

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