Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (266)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

266. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if there are licence or lease agreements in place in respect of the rental of portions of the Four Courts building in Dublin; when the licences or leases were signed; the rent paid in respect of these agreements; if there are any arrears in this respect; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24223/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I am advised by the Commissioners of Public Works that there are a number of licence agreements in place in the Four Courts. There are two licence agreements relating to telecommunications masts on a building in the Four Courts complex along the same terms as similar arrangements on other State properties. Both of these licence agreements commenced in 2004.

There are two other licence arrangements in place in the Four Courts. One of these is with Aramark Ltd. (formerly Campbell Catering Ltd.) and dates from 1977. This is the subject of legal proceedings and I am not in a position to provide details at this time. The remaining licence is with the Bar Council in respect of the Law Library and dates from 1968.