I propose to take Questions Nos. 168 and 170 together.
The OPW, in the preparation of the planning application, commissioned the services of an external provider to undertake ground investigations to inform, the design and planning application process. The fees associated with that engagement were €8,066.90. Specialist planning advice, which did not exist within the OPW, was also commissioned to assist the planning process. Costs arising from that advice are expected to be in the region of €5,000. The OPW has not arranged any professional services on the basis that a different body or person would pick up the cost. It was indicated to the Irish Jewish Museum that certain professional engagements should be considered but responsibility for progressing with any or all of those is a matter for the Irish Jewish Museum. The OPW did not undertake a Hydro-geological Assessment Report as part of the planning application process nor has it contracted the services in.