Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (97, 98)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

97. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [25382/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

98. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [25399/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 97 and 98 together.

I am advised that the Department has not purchased any additional land or buildings for the period 2014 to date.

A total of €65,000 was expended on the leasing of land for use by the Defence Forces over the above period. This expenditure was incurred in respect of the leasing of some 29 acres of land in Co. Meath at an annual cost of €13,000 and lease term of 21 years.

In addition, Ground Rent is paid in respect of a number of properties, the details of which are shown in the following table.

Location

Total Expenditure 2014 to date

Cork

€563.02

Donegal

€14.67

Galway

€429.55

Kilkenny

€785.85

Wicklow

€206.33

Overall expenditure

€1,999.42