Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2616)

Shane Cassells

Question:

2616. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the expenditure incurred in external information technology costs in each year since March 2011, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32305/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

My Department was established in July 2017.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services for my Department are provided by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform through the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer.

External ICT costs are, however, incurred by my Department in relation to the provision of hardware, software licenses and project development work. The following table sets out details of the external costs incurred since the Department's establishment in 2017.

External Costs:

Description:

2017:

2018:

2019 (Jan to June):

GENERAL

Computer Hardware

€264,700.00

€32,238.00

Computer Software

€13,767.00

€52,241.00

Computer Maintenance

€29,228.00

€8,662.00

PROJECTS

Changing Libraries Programme - Ask About Ireland Website

€60,000.00

€60,000.00

LEADER Programme - RDPIT System support costs

€38,007.00

€45,479.25

LEADER Programme - RDPIT System licences

€11,467.60

LEADER Programme - Development costs for new IT management system

€275,837.50

€128,534.85

Total

€335,837.50

€545,704.45

€138,620.25