Barracks could be sold to cut costs

A number of Army barracks around the country could be closed and sold off to property developers as the Department of Defence looks to cut costs.

19th July, 2008

A number of Army barracks around the country could be closed and sold off to property developers as the Department of Defence looks to cut costs.

Cathal Brugha barracks in Rathmines, Dublin, is thought to be top of the list, as it is the most valuable disposable site owned by the Army. An internal valuation carried out on the barracks in 2005 put its value at €70 million. Some 1,200 Army personnel are based at the site.

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