Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1672)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1672. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount expended on the renewal of licences (details supplied) by her Department since 2009 to date in 2019; the amount projected to be spent on the renewal of such licences by her Department over the next five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35335/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Department of Health provides ICT services to my Department under the terms of a Service Level Agreement. As part of this agreement DCYA's Lotus Notes infrastructure is furnished by the Department of Health, along with a block allocation of Notes' software licenses for staff. There is no expenditure associated with the receipt of this service.

As the Department transitions to the new Build to Share desktop service, provided by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, we shall cease to use IBM's Lotus Notes software, therefore there will no projected spend on said software over the next five years.