Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Questions (192)

Matt Carthy


192. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Justice if her Department or bodies under the aegis of her Department rent office space from a company (details supplied) or an Irish subsidiary; the number of employees who work out of such office space; the length of time they have been working from the offices; the cost to date of renting such offices; the tender process by which it was decided to make use of the services of the company; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35718/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The majority of properties occupied by my Department are owned or leased on its behalf by the Office of Public Works (OPW). Any short term accommodation type leased by my Department and it’s agencies directly is for private office space only.

Having sought confirmation from agencies under the remit of my Department, I can confirm that neither the Department nor it's agencies have rented office space from WeWork Companies LLC or an Irish subsidiary of theirs.

I have also referred the Deputy's question to the office of the Garda Commissioner and I will issue their response to the Deputy in line with Standing Orders.

Question No. 193 answered with Question No. 186.