Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (571)

Clare Daly


571. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 186 of 21 February 2019, when a reply will be issued from the OPW. [16626/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I am advised by the Office of Public Works that the company referred to by the Deputy were paid €56.4m for the construction works, completed in September 2016, on the National Children Detention Facility Construction Project carried out on the Oberstown Campus. 

Since then approximately €950,000 has been paid in relation to the replacement of doors in the newly constructed residential units in Oberstown. The original doors were deemed unfit for purpose due to unforeseen issues, including wilful damage by young people.