Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna (481)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

481. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the personal injuries payouts will be published for properties under the ownership of her Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [53788/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

As the Deputy will be aware the State Claims Agency (SCA) manages personal injury and property damage claims on behalf of its client State authorities, their servants or agents, including my Department.

I am advised that information in relation to personal injury claims delegated to the SCA is recorded by reference to the various state agencies overall and not by reference to individual buildings/properties. Key figures relating to the State Claims Agency are set out in the NTMA Annual Report 2018 which is available at http://www.ntma.ie/ The following table, provided by the SCA, shows payments made by my Department during the period 1st January 2016 to 30th November 2019 in respect of all personal injury claims by staff, service users and members of the public irrespective of where the personal injury took place, onsite or offsite. Payments can relate to damages, legal fees and other expert costs.

Year

2016

2017

2018

2019 ( to 30th Nov)

Total

Amount

€160,959

€159,363

€92,608

€233,938

€646,868

It should be noted that claims generally take a number of years to process. As a result the total payment for any year reflects a number of previous years.