Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (65)

Shane Cassells


65. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of external consultant reports commissioned by his Department in each of the years March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of same; the company involved; and the title and publication date by report in tabular form. [32245/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The following table provides details of the external consultant reports commissioned by my Department in each of the years March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the costs of those reports; the companies/individuals commissioned to complete the reports; and their titles and publication dates.

Report Title 


 Year of Commission

 External Company/Individual

Publication Date

An independent review of United Nations Interim

Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) fatalities in 1989



Mr. Frank Callinan S.C.

9 September 2011 

Third Report of Independent Monitoring Group




Dr. Eileen Doyle

3 September 2014

Consultancy report to assess the impact of an

upgrade of Department's financial application software



Fujitsu Ltd

30 January 2015

Research on vessels linked to Roger Casement



Mr. John Kearon

Not published 

Independent Review of the investigation of the death of Pte. Hugh Doherty and the disappearance of Pte. Kevin Joyce (Caomhán Seoighe) on 27 April 1981 while serving with IRISHBATT in the United Nations Interim Force in the Lebanon (UNIFIL)

€33,665.55 (total cost including editing fees of €1,500)  


Retired High Court Judge Mr. Roderick Murphy.


Editing work conducted by Mr. Jim Blighe

8 June 2018

Review into the safe operation of Civil Defence Watercraft



Marman & Associates

November 2016

Review of Civil Defence Communications



Mr. Ciaran Motherway

January 2017

Aviation Regulation, Oversight and Safety

Management in the Defence Organisation



Bureau Veritas

Not published

Report on the Review of the Conciliation and

Arbitration Scheme for Members of the Permanent Defence Forces



Mr. Gerard Barry

2 October 2018

External Quality Assessment Report on the Internal Audit function of the Department of Defence


(ex VAT)


Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

Not Published

Feasibility of the Institute of Peace Support and Leadership Training

 €106, 272 (value of contract)


Circa Group


Production of Standard Operations Guidelines for the safe operation of Civil Defence watercraft



Marman & Associates

May 2019

Peer Review on Factory Site (Haulbowline) Report


(ex VAT) 


Malone O'Regan