Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (8)

Catherine Murphy


8. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [35338/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The total expenditure on the renewal of Lotus Notes licences by the Department of Defence since 2009 to date in 2019 is €134,241.

My Department continuously reviews software technologies in use and therefore, licence requirements and costs are subject to change.  However, if current licensing structures and requirements were to remain unchanged, the total projected spend for Lotus Notes licence renewals would be in the region of €60,000 over the next five years.