Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (108)

Shane Cassells

Question:

108. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of external consultant reports commissioned by his Department in each year from March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of each report; the company involved; and the title and publication date by report in tabular form. [49901/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The following table provides details of the external consultant reports commissioned by my Department in each of the years March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of those reports; the companies-individuals commissioned to complete the reports; and their titles and publication dates.

Report Title

Cost

Year of Commission

External Company/Individual

Publication Date

An Independent review of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) fatalities in 1989

€51,660

2011

Mr. Frank Callinan S.C.

9 September 2011

Third Report of Independent Monitoring Group (IMG)

€22,500

2013

Dr. Eileen Doyle

3 September 2014

Consultancy report to assess the impact of an upgrade of Department's financial application software

€24,870.60

2014

Fujitsu Ltd

30 January 2015

Research on vessels linked to Roger Casement

€4,605

2015

Mr. John Kearon

Not published

Independent Review of the investigation of the death of Pte. Hugh Doherty and the disappearance of Pte. Kevin Joyce (Caomhán Seoighe) on 27 April 1981 while serving with IRISHBATT in the United Nations Interim Force in the Lebanon (UNIFIL)

€33,665.55 (total cost including editing fees of €1,500)

2015

Retired High Court Judge Mr. Roderick Murphy.

Editing work conducted by Mr. Jim Blighe

8 June 2018

Review into the safe operation of Civil Defence Watercraft

€26,400

2016

Marman & Associates

November 2016

Review of Civil Defence Communications

€1,400

2016

Mr. Ciaran Motherway

January 2017

Aviation Regulation, Oversight and Safety Managemant in the Defence Organisation

€35,500

2017

Bureau Veritas

Not published

Report on the Review of the Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme for Members of the Permanent Defence Forces

€30,000

2018

Mr. Gerard Barry

2 October 2018

External Quality Assessment Report on the Internal Audit function of the Department of Defence

€13,975 (ex VAT)

2018

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

Not Published

Feasibility of the Institute of Peace Support and Leadership Training

€106,272 (value of contract)

2018

Circa Group

Pending

Production of Standard Operations Guidelines for the safe operation of Civil Defence watercraft

€21,600

2019

Marman & Associates

May 2019

Peer Review on Factory Site (Haulbowline) Report

€4,700 (ex VAT)

2019

Malone O'Regan

July 2019

Review of Recruitment Methods in the Defence Forces (Working Title)

Yet to be determined

2019

Mr. Padraig Love

Yet to be determined