Masts would affect sale of 20% of closed Garda stations

One in five of the Garda stations which have been closed by the government is home to major telecommunications masts which would have a big effect on any bid to sell or reuse them.

11th August, 2012
The former Garda barracks at Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2. Photo: Photo: Tony O'Shea

One in five of the Garda stations which have been closed by the government is home to major telecommunications masts which would have a direct effect on any bid to sell or reuse them, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Of the 31 stations shut following justice minister Alan Shatter's cost-reduction announcement last December, six contain telecoms equipment erected for and operated by Ireland's major phone providers under third party licensing agreements between the phone...

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