Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (259, 260)

Barry Cowen

Question:

259. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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 he will make a statement on the matter. [42863/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

260. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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 he will make a statement on the matter. [42879/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 259 and 260 together.

My Department does not have any capital projects that have cost €100 million or more in the past 5 years.

My Department has one capital project that is anticipated to commence in the next five years that is expected to cost over €100 million, the National Broadband Plan. The Department is commencing a procurement process for external advisors to support the post contract governance of the National Broadband Plan contract. The procurement process will determine the cost of the external consultants.