Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (137)

Catherine Murphy


137. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects each was engaged by his Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; the reason each was engaged; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29444/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for two votes - Vote 28 (Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Vote 27 (International Cooperation).

The Department seeks to minimise expenditure on consultants and commissions external expertise only in cases where highly specialised skills are not available internally. During the course of engagement, these consultants and experts may prepare reports and other analysis or documentation for the Department. The detail in relation to the companies referred to is set out in the table below.








Audit of IT Security and Disaster Recovery Systems (part I)




Audit of IT Security and Disaster Recovery Systems (part II)




Support to ICT Audit:(ICT Security, ICT Governance, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery)


In addition to the payments made to the company a total of €7,400 was paid in Withholding Tax to the Revenue Commissioners in respect of these payments.

Question No. 138 answered with Question No. 125.