Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (423, 424, 425)

Brian Hayes

Ceist:

474 Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Transport the cost to his Department from 2007 in respect of providing all computer, hardware and software, in his private and constituency office in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48164/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

The costs for provision of hardware and software in my constituency offices from 2007-2010 are as follows:

Year

Hardware

Software

2007

7,200

3,860

2008

0

210

2009

1,405

178

2010

1,970

250

Minor travel costs have also been incurred in relation to support of these sites, which total less than €700 over the four year period.

Joan Burton

Ceist:

475 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport his views on reports that the State is to spend significant sums of money to fund civil roads projects in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48177/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Under the agreement of March 2007 between the Irish and British Governments on a funding package to support the restored Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government made a commitment to provide funding of £400/€580 million in a roads investment package for Northern Ireland which will contribute to the upgrading of the A5 road from Aughnacloy to Derry/Londonderry to dual-carriageway status.

Cross-border investment initiatives such as the A5 and the recent restoration of the Knockaginny and Annaghroe on the Monaghan/Tyrone border help support economic development both in Northern Ireland and in the island as a whole.

In particular, the A5 project will facilitate access to the entire North West of the island to include Derry and Letterkenny. It is to the mutual benefit of both populations and will improve journey times, access to markets and safety all along the route. Tourism and trade will benefit from the enhanced connectivity and accessibility.

Joan Burton

Ceist:

476 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport if he will set out any sum of money paid by his Department to a company (details supplied) in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48194/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The sum of money paid by my Department to the particular company in each of the last five years is set out in the table below.

Year

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Amount

€101,970.02

€67,979.98

€142,976.64

€65,721.17

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