Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2357, 2359, 2360, 2361)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2357. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the Dublin Port Company. [32085/19]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2359. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the New Ross Port Company. [32087/19]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2360. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the Port of Cork Company. [32088/19]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2361. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the Port of Waterford Company. [32089/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2357, 2359 to 2361, inclusive, together.

There are currently six State port companies operating under the aegis of my Department namely , Dublin, Cork, Shannon Foynes, Waterford, Galway and New Ross.

The companies are legally required to submit to me Annual Reports and Accounts together with the Chairperson's Report outlining all significant developments involving the port company during the year.

The port companies publish the reports on their websites after they have been laid before each House of the Oireachtas. It is expected that these reports will be publicly available before the end of July.

I have also recently requested from Dublin port a copy of the independent Mazars report which will review all credit card expenditure in the port since 2017 to determine whether expenditure was appropriate, properly authorised and in line with company policies. I expect to receive this report around mid September 2019.