Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (161)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

161. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance 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. [29443/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

My Department engaged the companies mentioned in each of the years 2015 to 2019. Details of the fees paid are in the following table:

Year

Business Unit

Companies

Cost per year

Reason each was engaged

2015

207608

Arthur Cox

€934,654

Litigation

2016

207608

Arthur Cox

€242,234

Litigation, procurement advice, ongoing management and phased disposal of State investments

2016

207601

PwC

€73,031

Professional services in relation to National Risk Assessment

2017

207608

Arthur Cox

€286,961

Litigation, ongoing management and phased disposal of State investments

2018

207608

Arthur Cox

€435,061

Litigation, HBFI, ongoing management and phased disposal of State investments

2018

207608

KPMG

€119,138

ReBo Wind-down, HBFI

2018

207608

A&L Goodbody

€44,034

An Post

2019

207608

Arthur Cox

€23,077

Litigation

There is also a record of an Public Appointments Service invoice for €30,750 relating to a competition for the appointment of members to the Central Bank Commission for 2018 on behalf of the Department, this payment was in relation to costs the Public Appointments Service incurred engaging PWC in relation to this work.