Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (120)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

120. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance the amount of money spent in fees across all Departments to a company (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2018. [18836/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

My Department engaged the company on one occasion between 2011 and 2018.

The gross cost of this engagement was €73,031.25.

The purpose of the engagement was to carry out a money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) National Risk Assessment (NRA). The aim of this Assessment was to identify, understand and assess the money laundering and terrorist financing risks faced by Ireland. The findings of the National Risk Assessment have been used to inform the development and enhancement of Ireland’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing framework.