Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (3017)

Shane Cassells

Question:

3017. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the expenditure incurred in external information technology costs in each year since March 2011, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32295/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I am advised that my Department makes use of external IT services only when required to augment existing in-house expertise or resources. These services are sourced in accordance with public procurement procedures and minimising cost is an important consideration when awarding contracts. The information sought by the Deputy in respect of the use of such services in the specified period is set out in the following table.

Year - Expenditure on External IT Services

2011

€1,241,207

2012

€981,434

2013

€1,984,176

2014

€1,207,730

2015

€1,888,425

2016

€1,588,064

2017

€1,961,360

2018

€1,907,391

2019 (to date)

€1,214,561