Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (256)

Joan Burton

Question:

256. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development 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. [25920/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

My Department was established in July 2017 and currently occupies office space at two locations - Trinity Point, Dublin 2, and Government Buildings, Ballina, Co. Mayo. The offices occupied in Ballina are in the ownership of the Office of Public Works (OPW), while the lease arrangements in relation to Trinity Point are managed on our behalf by the OPW. In both cases, no costs are directly incurred by my Department.

The following table sets out full details of accommodation costs paid in relation to my Department and the agencies under its remit.

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 to date

Department of Rural and Community Development

N/A

N/A

€0

€0

€0

Irish Water Safety

€13,000

€13,000

€13,000

€13,000

€13,000

Western Development Commission

€0

€0

€0

€0

€2,150

Charities Regulator

€88,563

€116,476

€296,484

€395,141

€195,160

Pobal

€1,287,955

€1,613,847

€1,799,529

€2,075,048

€653,605