Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (116)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

116. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the full rental and-or purchase costs, maintenance and-or upkeep and-or alteration costs associated with all property outside the State that his Department has an interest in, that is, properties that are embassies, Consulates General and official accommodations by accommodation type, cost per year per property and location of property for the past five years to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26586/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

My Department delivers Ireland’s foreign policy objectives through our Embassy network. At present, my Department is responsible for 159 properties comprising Embassies, Consulate Generals, Permanent Missions, Permanent Representations, Secretariats, Representative Offices and official accommodation.

As part of the duty of care to staff, their families and visitors to our buildings for meetings and functions, the Department must ensure that security and health and safety standards are met, as well as provision of universal access facilities. The Department maintains appropriate health, safety and security standards in our properties overseas while also applying any additional international standards in the location in question, as necessary. All refurbishment and maintenance at missions are conducted in line with the Department’s procurement obligations under Government public tendering and contracting rules, including both national and EU public procurement thresholds.

The full rental and or purchase costs, maintenance and/or upkeep and or alteration costs for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are outlined in the first table.

A list of offices by type and location are set out in the second table.

The purchase costs of properties purchased by the State from 2014 to 2018 are listed in the final table. The purchases were official accommodation in Lilongwe, land to build Ireland House Tokyo in Japan and purchase of an adjacent building to the Embassy of Ireland in Washington to allow for its expansion.

Table 1. Cost per Mission (€) 2014-2018

Location

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

ABU DHABI

229,252

258,047

300,226

366,315

292,580

ABUJA

215,770

269,383

151,915

183,141

318,248

ADDIS ABABA

164,208

188,699

199,438

218,037

360,175

AMMÁN

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

99,727

ANKARA

134,098

138,453

264,230

332,270

586,751

ARMAGH

408,325

422,910

435,644

414,194

413,699

ATHENS

170,266

167,579

154,752

226,106

171,335

ATLANTA

56,534

66,574

60,308

97,664

82,692

AUSTIN

14,144

246,429

123,424

135,571

135,990

BANGKOK

N/A

550,087

197,067

173,483

197,191

BEIJING

1,018,923

170,658

656,734

605,323

779,418

BELFAST

274,250

201,098

273,381

820,869

369,077

BERLIN

443,042

400,390

366,171

374,641

360,362

BERNE

100,251

134,420

212,280

125,703

114,438

BOGOTA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BOSTON

160,370

202,275

204,859

177,847

241,461

BRASILIA

270,189

266,868

242,179

244,283

170,018

BRATISLAVA

186,270

188,683

184,005

188,819

237,426

BRUSSELS (EMBASSY)

398,275

369,174

172,237

137,726

131,280

BRUSSELS (PfP)

167,320

172,634

231,664

176,022

172,085

BRUSSELS (PR-EU)

1,857,073

2,233,370

1,721,385

1,791,836

1,802,174

BUCHAREST

268,657

277,487

235,395

177,732

174,217

BUDAPEST

260,946

277,364

283,846

294,287

290,816

BUENOS AIRES

156,158

202,745

222,107

226,258

229,978

CAIRO

231,784

282,837

318,009

268,105

272,426

CANBERRA

148,227

133,946

155,420

143,096

132,535

CAPETOWN

N/A

27,742

724.23

41,214

15,168

CARDIFF

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

CHICAGO

95,709

110,989

118,777

116,380

115,346

COPENHAGEN

66,615

260,608

74,112

134,558

89,868

DAR ES SALAAM

178,928

156,295

159,982

165,726

147,541

EDINBURGH

101,420

115,988

83,301

80,523

80,540

FREETOWN

136,687

196,756

143,358

130,701

128,268

GENEVA

527,828

614,230

599,581

693,211

525,395

HANOI

263,976

297,161

329,580

393,347

319,292

HELSINKI

275,714

268,682

197,395

287,312

323,109

HOLY SEE

N/A

101,748

135,272

139,303

140,609

HONG KONG

70,307

667,275

377,003

342,955

403,528

JAKARTA

560,125

667,911

355,533

602,059

214,921

KAMPALA

461,474

286,780

306,748

345,671

502,530

KUALA LUMPUR

224,495

156,310

266,985

167,367

181,751

LILONGWE

149,937

182,651

161,646

565,070

108,687

LISBON

164,411

159,823

168,759

235,630

679,691

LJUBLJANA

174,963

169,794

156,017

147,350

149,665

LONDON

1,128,679

1,263,321

1,069,698

1,318,672

3,270,254

LUSAKA

110,640

123,751

123,803

144,577

112,849

LUXEMBOURG

179,560

124,230

118,430

111,768

111,579

MADRID

339,922

282,320

280,628

301,302

322,823

MAPUTO

280,192

211,840

256,144

216,123

210,334

MASERU

32,288

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MEXICO

223,290

266,849

255,426

286,783

261,087

MONROVIA

7,511

2,610

43,748

44,884

38,432

MOSCOW

469,459

239,783

276,151

306,094

299,344

MUMBAI

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

10,184

NAIROBI

32,919

348,401

504,470

212,954

204,966

NEW DELHI

690,172

840,329

889,434

862,586

822,366

NEW YORK - C.G.

1,018,992

1,214,806

1,250,791

1,227,057

1,133,043

NEW YORK - PMUN

897,309

1,103,880

1,151,669

1,195,844

1,540,357

NICOSIA

118,925

120,724

119,520

125,391

146,073

OSCE - VIENNA

264,814

261,275

256,214

295,620

229,672

OSLO

280,978

425,774

261,858

240,414

338,398

OTTAWA

145,699

168,692

156,383

168,598

185,044

PARIS

954,226

463,781

616,324

539,064

538,663

PRAGUE

239,335

228,622

222,710

231,895

241,959

PRETORIA

256,188

294,029

263,065

311,603

305,365

RAMALLAH

147,526

199,024

173,503

167,634

158,852

RIGA

98,268

89,981

91,595

99,871

118,987

RIYADH

206,926

206,144

200,513

162,015

210,128

ROME

209,630

211,445

241,990

165,259

147,277

SAN FRANCISCO

210,081

249,143

266,360

275,730

281,258

SANTIAGO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SAO PAOLO

N/A

16,663

123,022

660,694

190,195

SEOUL

171,124

182,851

589,533

172,839

205,640

SHANGHAI

376,028

346,540

334,816

331,077

316,845

SINGAPORE

501,492

438,781

394,198

427,263

423,803

SOFIA

229,886

235,510

217,331

196,235

209,301

STOCKHOLM

271,699

264,753

200,492

183,977

274,296

STRASBOURG

112,911

110,989

119,880

124,875

111,821

SYDNEY

299,657

199,205

255,825

262,580

268,334

TALLINN

321,105

366,703

199,175

202,742

210,560

TEL AVIV

374,381

396,831

532,657

443,899

400,442

THE HAGUE

168,895

210,618

172,034

260,568

228,791

TOKYO

597,042

552,372

889,391

8,633,108

953,306

VALLETTA

233,879

225,059

182,080

156,869

161,281

VANCOUVER

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

19,800

VIENNA

258,856

374,704

256,784

284,634

271,062

VILNIUS

201,363

148,429

154,305

153,592

156,221

WARSAW

418,924

478,642

413,159

402,165

403,805

WASHINGTON DC

229,085

147,450

140,806

173,057

3,939,344

WELLINGTON

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

13,778

ZAGREB

3,986

249,043

148,609

153,826

144,153

Table 2. List of Offices by Type and Location

Mission

Abu Dhabi chancery

Abu Dhabi official accommodation

Abuja chancery & official accommodation

Addis Ababa chancery

Addis Ababa official accommodation

Amman chancery

Amman official accommodation

Ankara chancery

Ankara official accommodation

Armagh Joint Secretariat

Armagh official accommodation

Armagh Staff Apartments

Athens chancery

Athens official accommodation

Atlanta CG chancery

Austin CG chancery

Bangkok chancery

Bangkok official accommodation

Beijing chancery and official accommodation

Beijing Visa office

Belfast British-Irish Intergovernment Secretariat

Belfast official accommodation

Berlin chancery

Berlin official accommodation

Berne chancery

Berne official accommodation

Bogota chancery

Bogota official accommodation

Boston chancery

Brasilia chancery

Brasilia official accommodation

Bratislava chancery

Bratislava official accommodation

Brussels Embassy official accommodation

Brussels, Deputy Permanent Representative official accommodation

Brussels, P.S.C. official accommodation

Brussels, Permanent Representation chancery & Embassy

Brussels, Permanent Representative official accommodation

Bucharest chancery

Bucharest official accommodation

Budapest chancery

Budapest official accommodation

Buenos Aires chancery

Buenos Aires official accommodation

Cairo chancery

Cairo official accommodation

Canberra chancery & official accommodation Compound

Capetown chancery

Cardiff chancery

Chicago CG chancery

Copenhagen chancery

Copenhagen official accommodation

Dar Es Salaam chancery

Dar Es Salaam official accommodation

Edinburgh CG chancery

Freetown chancery

Freetown HOM official accommodation

Geneva chancery

Geneva official accommodation

Hanoi chancery

Hanoi official accommodation

Helsinki chancery

Helsinki official accommodation

Holy See chancery

Holy See official accommodation

Hong Kong CG chancery

Jakarta chancery

Jakarta official accommodation

Kampala chancery

Kampala official accommodation

Kuala Lumpur chancery

Kuala Lumpur official accommodation

Lilongwe chancery

Lilongwe official accommodation

Lisbon chancery

Lisbon official accommodation

Ljubljana chancery

Ljubljana official accommodation

London chancery and official accommodation

London, Passport Information Centre

Lusaka chancery

Lusaka official accommodation

Luxembourg chancery

Luxembourg official accommodation

Madrid chancery

Madrid official accommodation

Maputo chancery

Maputo official accommodation

Mexico chancery

Mexico official accommodation

Monrovia chancery

Monrovia official accommodation

Moscow chancery and official accommodation

Mumbai chancery

Nairobi chancery

Nairobi official accommodation

New Delhi chancery

New Delhi official accommodation

New York, Consulate General chancery

New York, Consulate General official accommodation

New York, PMUN chancery

New York, PMUN official accommodation

Nicosia chancery

Nicosia official accommodation

Oslo chancery

Oslo official accommodation

Ottawa chancery

Ottawa official accommodation

Paris chancery and official accommodation

Paris, OECD official accommodation

Prague chancery

Prague official accommodation

Pretoria chancery

Pretoria official accommodation

Ramallah chancery

Ramallah official accommodation

Riga chancery

Riyadh chancery and official accommodation

Rome chancery

San Francisco Consulate General chancery

Santiago official accommodation

Santiago chancery

São Paulo Consulate General chancery

Seoul chancery

Seoul official accommodation

Shanghai chancery

Singapore chancery

Singapore official accommodation

Sofia chancery

Sofia official accommodation

Stockholm chancery

Stockholm official accommodation

Strasbourg chancery

Strasbourg official accommodation

Sydney Consulate General chancery

Tallinn chancery & official accommodation

Tel Aviv chancery

Tel Aviv official accommodation

The Hague chancery

The Hague official accommodation

Tokyo chancery

Tokyo official accommodation

Valletta chancery

Valletta official accommodation

Vancouver CG

Vienna chancery (Embassy & OSCE)

Vienna official accommodation

Vienna, OSCE official accommodation

Vilnius chancery

Vilnius official accommodation

Warsaw chancery

Warsaw official accommodation

Washington chancery

Washington chancery (adjoining site purchased 2018)

Washington official accommodation

Wellington chancery

Wellington official accommodation

Zagreb chancery

Zagreb official accommodation

Table 3. Purchase cost of properties 2014-2018

Year of purchase

Purchase value (€)

Lilongwe official accommodation

2017

410,619

Tokyo Chancery and official accommodation - purchase of land

2017

7,739,705

Washington Chancery 2018

2018

3,489,976