Estimates for Public Services 2020

I move the following Revised Estimates:

Vote 28 — Foreign Affairs (Further Revised Estimate)

That a sum not exceeding €225,444,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 2020, for the salaries and expenses of the Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and for certain services administered by that Office,including grants and contributions to International Organisations.

Vote 30 — Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Revised Estimate)

That a sum not exceeding €1,385,859,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 2020,for the salaries and expenses of the Office of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, including certain services administered by that Office, and for payment of certain grants and subsidies and for the payment of certain grants under cash-limited schemes and the remediation of Haulbowline Island and that a sum not exceeding €19,800,000 be granted by way of the application for capital supply services of unspent appropriations, the surrender of which may be deferred under Section 91 of the Finance Act 2004.

Vote 31 — Transport (Revised Estimate)

That a sum not exceeding €3,028,511,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 2020,for the salaries and expenses of the Office of the Minister for Transport, including certain services administered by that Office, for payment of certain grants and certain other services and that a sum not exceeding €19,250,000 be granted by way of the application for capital supply services of unspent appropriations, the surrender of which may be deferred under Section 91 of the Finance Act 2004.

Vote 35 — Army Pensions (Revised Estimate)

That a sum not exceeding €254,150,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 2020, for retired pay, pensions, compensation,allowances and gratuities payable under sundry statutes to or in respect of members of the Defence Forces and certain other Military Organisations, etc., and for sundry contributions and expenses in connection therewith; for certain extra-statutory children’s allowances and other payments and for sundry grants.

Vote 36 - Defence (Revised Estimate)

That a sum not exceeding €756,961,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 2020, for the salaries and expenses of the Office of the Minister for Defence, including certain services administered by that Office; for the pay and expenses of the Defence Forces; and for payment of certain grants.

Vote 42 — Rural and Community Development (Revised Estimate)

That a sum not exceeding €293,441,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 2020,for the salaries and expenses of the Office of the Minister for Rural and Community Development including certain services administered by that Office and for the payment of grants.

Votes put and agreed to.