Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (454)

Robert Troy

Question:

454. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the personal injuries payouts will be published for properties under the ownership of her Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [53791/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Costs incurred by the State in personal injury cases brought to court involving properties occupied by my Department are managed by the State Claims Agency.

In accordance with financial procedures in cases involving compensation against the State such costs are incurred by the State Claims Agency.  The figures for the years requested are set out as follows:

2016

2017

2018

2019 (30 Nov)

€434,256

€242,344

€359,243

€399,912

The Deputy should be aware that, with the exception of Áras Mhic Dhiarmada which is owned by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, all properties occupied by the Department are owned or rented by the Office of Public Works.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.