Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ceisteanna (575, 576)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

575. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of land purchased and leased by size and amount expended in the past five years to date; the location of same; the term of the lease and amount expended per year in cases in which land is leased; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25379/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

576. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of buildings and property purchased and leased and the amount expended in the past five years to date; the location of same; the term of the lease and the amount expended per year in cases in which properties are leased; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25396/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 575 and 576 together.

My Department has not purchased or leased any land, property or buildings in the last five years. The Deputy might note that the Office of Public Works holds the lease for my Department's HQ at Miesian Plaza and previously at Mespil Road.

However, my Department has a number of staff co-located with Pobal since September 2017 working on the development of the National Childcare Scheme. There is an agreement in place in relation to sharing of office hosting costs and my Department has incurred costs of €0.244 million to date. The agreement is expected to terminate in December 2019 with an estimated further €58,000 to be incurred.