Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (969)

Barry Cowen


969. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the capital projects completed since 2010; the final agreed tender price for each project; the actual cost of each project; if the actual cost exceeded the tender price; the reason therefor in each case in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31087/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

As previously advised to the House in response to Dáil Question No. 283 of 14th February last the information requested by the Deputy in relation to the capital projects valued in excess of €10m completed by my Department since its establishment in 2011 is set out in the following table.


Initial Contract Value

Final Cost

Phase 3 of the Master Development Plan of the National Gallery of Ireland including refurbishment of the Dargan and Milltown Wings (Completed in 2017)


€31.7m subject to final account

Cill Rónáin Harbour Development (Completed 2011)



 As the Deputy will appreciate, it is not possible to provide a final outturn cost where work is ongoing on establishing the final account. 

In April 2018, I was pleased to announce details of the ten year plan, “Investing in Our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018 - 2027” setting out the Government’s commitment for capital investment of almost €1.2 billion in Ireland’s culture, heritage and language infrastructure as part of Project Ireland 2040 and I can assure the House that capital projects are appraised, planned, implemented and evaluated in line with the Public Spending Code and best practice guidance outlined in the Capital Works Management framework published by the Office of Government Procurement.