Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (119)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

119. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the expenditure incurred in external information technology costs in each year since March 2011, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32300/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

My Department operates a large information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure in support of its work at home and abroad, including the Passport Service.

A large network connecting over 100 offices contains a wide array of ICT hardware and software including desktops, servers, data centres, mobile devices, video conferencing and telephony. Services and equipment are regularly procured using Government frameworks and other procurement arrangements.

The expenditure incurred in external information technology costs for each year is outlined below.

YEAR

External Costs

2011(Mar- Dec)

€6,043,329.34

2012

€7,862,572.00

2013

€7,773,626.43

2014

€10,339,318.58

2015

€9,407,410.60

2016

€11,908,312.25

2017

€11,015,128.84

2018

€13,995,262.67

Total expenditure over requested period

€78,344,960.71