Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (143)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

143. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his Department's capital allocation in each of the years from 2018 to 2022; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each of those years. [9520/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has a total capital allocation of €13 million in 2018, under the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2018, across its two Votes (Vote 27 - International Co-operation and Vote 28 – Foreign Affairs and Trade).

Under the recently published National Development Plan 2018 - 2027, the Department will have capital allocations in the period 2019 - 2022 as follows:

2019 - €17 million

2020 - €13 million

2021 - €13 million

2022 - €14 million

As set out in the National Development Plan 2018 - 2027, the Department’s Strategic Capital Investment Priorities for the period 2018 - 2022 will be as follows:

- Further announcements as part of the Doubling Our Global Footprint Initiative;

- The Passport Reform Programme, 2016 - 2019;

- Investment in ICT, and

- Investment in the State’s Global Property Portfolio, including the development of Ireland Houses with the State Agencies and the relevant Embassy in strategic locations.