In response to the Deputy’s question, my Department owns no properties. The State’s property portfolio is under the ownership and management of the Office of Public Works.
The State Claims Agency (SCA) manages third party claims for costs arising from all categories of claims taken against the State so that such claims for costs are contained at the lowest achievable level. Information on the SCA’s activities and its financial statements are included in the NTMA Annual Report and Accounts.
Notwithstanding the above, no personal injury awards arose in respect of the years 2016-2018 relating to properties managed and controlled by the Department of Finance. Figures for 2019 are not available as yet.