Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (329)

Barry Cowen


329. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the breakdown of the €8,302,000 capital allocation in maritime transport and safety (details supplied) within his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced and completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44508/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The bulk of capital expenditure under the Maritime Transport and Safety heading relates to programme spend by the Irish Coast Guard, including provision for a building programme, IT upgrades, vehicle and boat fleet renewal, pollution equipment and maintenance of telecommunications infrastructure. There is also provision for capital investment by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The distribution of the overall allocation by programme will be determined after the Revised Estimate is published in December.  In most cases, the specific project costs are only determined once a tendering process has been completed and as such, it would not be appropriate to release estimated project costs in advance of the tendering process.