It has emerged that Culdaff and Dunkineely garda stations in Donegal could be sold off.
The two stations were of 39 across the country which will close as part of a cost cutting exercise.
Now Minister of State Brian O'Shea has proposed a new scheme that could see the stations sold to individual gardaí or used for community activities.
Deputy O'Shea said that where people or local communities see a possible use for these stations that are to be closed the government is open to that.
He added that some of the stations already had living quarters attached, a fact that might make them attractive to individual buyers.