I propose to take Questions Nos. 486 and 487 together.
My Department acquired the domain name water.ie in February 2011 with the intention of setting up a public information website on emergency issues related to water services as well as broader policy issues. The domain name was originally registered by the Local Government Computer Services Board (LGCSB) in 2001. The LGCSB has subsequently merged with the Local Government Management Services Board to become the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) . There was no fee charge d by the LGCSB for transferring the domain name to my Department. The yearly registration fee of €50 was paid by my Department.
In January 2013, my Department transferred the domain name to Bord Gáis Éireann for use by Irish Water and again there was no fee charged for the transfer. The transfer occurred on 16 January 2013 . Irish Water is now responsible for paying the yearly registration fee.