Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (110)

Catherine Murphy


110. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of buildings and property purchased and leased and the amount expended in the past five years to date; the location of same; the term of the lease and the amount expended per year in cases in which properties are leased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25403/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

My Department does not purchase or lease any buildings 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.