C&AG: €2m spent on building that was never used

The government spent €2 million refurbishing a building in Dublin to house a probation service for male offenders, but the building was never used because of expired planning permission.

27th September, 2012

The government spent €2 million refurbishing a building in Dublin to house a probation service for male offenders, but the building was never used because of expired planning permission.

Details of the failed project were in the Comptroller and Auditor General's 2011 report.

The service involved was the Bridge Project, which aims to achieve community re-integration of male offenders. It operated out of leased premises in Parnell Street in the north inner city.

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