Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (156)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

156. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of capital projects that cost €100 million or more in the past five years; the cost of outside consultants for each of the projects costing €100 million or more; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42872/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I wish to advise the Deputy that there were no capital projects costing €100 million or more completed by my Department in the past five years.

Within agencies under my Department, I am advised by the Courts Service that one project cost in excess of €100m. This was the public-private partnership project delivered as part of the Government's Infrastructure Stimulus Programme, through which new, refurbished or extended courthouses were delivered in Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Letterkenny, Mullingar and Drogheda at a notional capital cost of approximately €150m. This project was delivered in full in 2018, and was on a design, build, finance, operate and maintain basis.

I have requested that the Courts Service respond directly to the Deputy with further details in respect of this project, in particular with respect to the costs of outside consultants.