Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (109)

Catherine Murphy


109. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the amount of land purchased and leased by size and amount expended in the past five years to date; the location of same; the term of the lease and amount expended per year in cases in which land is leased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25386/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

My Department does not purchase or lease any land in Ireland. Any properties or land occupied by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the State are leased and discharged by the Office of Public Works.

My Department manages property outside of the State. These properties are Embassies, Consulates-General and official accommodation which provide a platform to promote Ireland’s political, economic and cultural interests and values, to provide services to our citizens, to develop strategic stakeholder relationships and to represent Ireland in international organisations.