Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (335, 336)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

335. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government 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. [42871/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

336. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of capital projects anticipated to commence in the next five years that cost €100 million or more; the expected cost of external consultants for each project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42887/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 335 and 336 together.

My Department has not, either directly or through local authorities or bodies under our aegis, funded any individual projects in the past five years that cost €100 million or more. Neither does it anticipate having any such projects funded either directly or through local authorities over the next five years.

In respect of bodies under the aegis of the Department, it is expected that water services projects of this quantum may be funded through Irish Water in the next five years. Irish Water has established a team to deal with queries from Oireachtas members on issues arising in relation to Irish Water's activities.  The team may be contacted via email to oireachtasmembers@water.ie or by telephone on 1890 578 578.  Alternatively, Irish Water provides full details of their projects and plans to improve water and wastewater services on their website.  The details can be accessed at the following link: www.water.ie/projects-plans/.