Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (536, 537)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

536. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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. [25380/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

537. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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. [25397/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 536 and 537 together.

My Department did not purchase any buildings or land in the last five years.

Two properties were leased in the period concerned, detail of which are contained in the following table.

Address

Size

Rent per annum

Duration of lease

Athlone Rd. Roscommon

780 m2

€25,000 ex VAT

3 years from March 2017

UCD, Belfield Dublin 4

126 m2

€50,400 ex VAT

3 years from April 2017

The property in Roscommon is used by Geological Survey Ireland, while the space leased from UCD is used by the National Cyber Security Centre.

All other properties occupied by the Department are managed by the OPW.