A new garda station at Dublin Port is to provide purpose-built accommodation for the Garda Immigration Unit.
The Department of Justice says that the upgraded station will allow An Garda Síochána (AGS) to expand its immigration and policing services in the area by providing enhanced, modern facilities.
The new facility, located in the former Calor Gas building, was opened today (10 November) by the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee.
Gardaí in the area had operated from their previous facility for around 20 years.
The department says that the new building offers significantly larger and enhanced office accommodation, as well as conference and welfare facilities for AGS personnel attached to Dublin Port.
It provides additional facilities that were not featured in the original Immigration structure, such as a public office and a number of consultation/interview rooms.
“This upgraded station will further enable garda members to respond to the challenges faced in policing Ireland’s borders,” said Minister McEntee.
“It will also allow for increased efforts in combatting human trafficking, drug smuggling and other serious offences,” she added.