Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (3016)

Shane Cassells

Question:

3016. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the expenditure incurred in respect of external legal fees in each year since March 2011, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32278/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

In relation to the period June 2011 to July 2018 the period I refer the Deputy to the reply given to Question number 2868 of 24 July 2018 in which I advised the House that while a single payment was made in respect of external legal services in 2012, no such expenditure on external legal services was incurred from my Department's Administrative Budget in respect of the period 2013 to 2017. Details of this payment are set out below for the Deputy's convenience.

Company

Amount

Year

Philip Lee, Solicitors

€ 6,195

2012

One further payment has since been from my Department's Administrative Budget, the details of which are set out in the table below.

Company

Amount

Year

Byrne Wallace, Solicitors

€2,083

2019

For completeness, I would again advise that, from time to time, my Department makes payments to the Chief State Solicitor's Office in respect of legal services provided to my Department by that Office.