Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (238)

Joan Burton


238. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the cost of renting, leasing and hiring office space for his Department including public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [25914/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department leased two properties since 2015, details of which are contained in the following table.


Rent per annum

Duration of lease

Athlone Rd. Roscommon

€25,000 ex VAT

3 years from March 2017

UCD , Belfield Dublin 4

€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.

The information sought by the Deputy regarding the public bodies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each body. I will request the relevant bodies to reply directly to the Deputy with the information requested in respect of their organisation.