Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (169, 170)

Barry Cowen

Question:

169. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of capital projects that cost €100 million or more in the past five years; the cost of outside consultants for each of the projects costing €100 million or more; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42861/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

170. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of capital projects anticipated to commence in the next five years that cost €100 million or more; the expected cost of external consultants for each project; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42877/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 169 and 170 together.

I would advise the Deputy that capital expenditure by my Department is mainly by way of grants to support the multi-annual capital investment programmes of our Enterprise Development and Innovation Agencies.

While certain programmes or funds, for example the €500 million Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund, may exceed €100 million in overall cost, there has not been any single project costing more that €100 million in the past five years, nor are there any anticipated to commence in the next five years.