Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (162)

Joan Burton


162. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for her Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25913/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Accommodation for my Department, its Offices and the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority is provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in buildings which are either State owned or leased by the OPW on our behalf. The rental costs are borne by the OPW and therefore the information being sought for these locations is a matter for the OPW. Typically, the Department and its Offices are in shared accommodation, either with other Government Departments, public bodies or the private sector.

The following table sets out the rental accommodation costs in relation to the other State Agencies under the remit of the Department. The information covers each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019 and covers various locations across the country.






2019 To date

Competition & Consumer Protection Commission






Enterprise Ireland






Health & Safety Authority






IDA Ireland






National Standards Authority of Ireland






Personal Injuries Assessment Board






Science Foundation Ireland






In 2015 and 2016 the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) occupied premises where the rental costs were borne by the OPW. The CCPC moved to new premises in April 2017 and commenced paying rent and charges related to it.