Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (221)

Alan Kelly


221. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent on the upkeep and use of the Stewards Lodge in Farmleigh in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the dates and purpose for which it has been used, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18861/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The cost of maintenance and upkeep of Steward's Lodge is included in the overall operational costs of Farmleigh estate and therefore it is not possible to directly apportion specific upkeep costs to Steward's Lodge.

Steward’s Lodge at Farmleigh Estate was used on the following dates:


1st - 4th January

16th and 17th, 28th March

30th June

12th September

23rd October

1st, 18th, 30th November

16th - 19th December


2nd March

11th, 13th - 22nd April

19th, 23rd and 27th May

10th and 11th June

13th November

10th December


11th February

7th and 30th April

20th May

9th and 27th June

3rd, 23rd and 24th August

28th Sept

20th and 28th December

2019 to date

4th and 6th April

Use of Steward's Lodge is at the sole discretion of Department of an Taoiseach and OPW is not privy to the purpose of use.