Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (584)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

584. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount expended on the renewal of licences (details supplied) by his Department since 2009 to date in 2019; the amount projected to be spent on the renewal of such licences by his Department over the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35345/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

My Department spent €2,261,886 on Lotus Notes licences between 2009 and 2019. 

I am advised that my Department is due to carry out an audit of its Lotus Notes estate in September 2019, which will determine the licenses needed from 2020 onwards and the resulting costs. I am further advised that my Department expects to have completely replaced Lotus Notes in favour of newer technologies over the next five years. The annual spend each year over this period will reduce as the migration of individual systems completes.