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Harris calls for purchase of Delgany centre


The vacant building in Delgany owned by the HSE.

The vacant building in Delgany owned by the HSE.

The vacant building in Delgany owned by the HSE.


THE local authority has been urged to consider taking over the former health centre in Delgany.

The HSE has confirmed that the building, which has been vacant for several years, is surplus to its requirements.

In a response to a parliamentary question submitted by Further Education Minister Simon Harris, the HSE said it expects the building will be put on the market in the coming months, as it received no expressions of interest when offered to other state agencies via the intra-state property register. 

Further Education Minister Simon Harris said he has asked Greystones Municipal District to examine taking over the building.

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Minister Harris said: “Delgany Community Council have a number of proposals for the use of the former health centre. This is a listed building that has potential as a heritage centre or as a remote working hub.

“I have asked the Greystones Municipal District to examine the Delgany Community Council’s proposals as the HSE intend to dispose of the building shortly.”

Deputy Jennifer Whitmore made a similar request to Wicklow County Council during April.  She suggested that the building should be used for the benefit of the community or as a centre to showcase the county’s natural, historical and archaeological heritage.

At that time, a spokesperson for Wicklow County Council said the local authority was aware of Deputy Whitmore’s suggestion and it would be examined.