Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (54)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

54. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the cost to date and the anticipated final cost of the appeal in a case (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17046/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The cumulative cost to date in respect of the entire appeal and recovery in the Apple case is in the order of €7.1 million (including VAT). This includes all legal costs, consultancy fees and other associated costs. These fees have been paid by the Department of Finance, Revenue Commissioners, NTMA, Central Bank of Ireland, Attorney General's Office and Chief State Solicitor's Office.

This case has involved a significant degree of legal and technical complexity and additional expertise has been engaged where required. With regard to future anticipated costs, as it is and will continue to be an important issue for the State, it will continue to be appropriately resourced.