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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (130)

Peter Fitzpatrick


130. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the cost to date of all Covid-19-related payments in his Department to individuals and corporate entities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15409/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The information which the Deputy requested in relation to my Department is outlined in the table below.   


Cost (March 2020 – May 2021)

Additional Details (purpose of contract)

Bid & Tender Management Services


Procurement Training - training course delivered under existing contract in May 2020 on Managing Contracts during Covid

Quadro Consulting


Health & Safety, specifically revised field procedures for COVID19 compliant operations.



HP Probook Laptops



Microsoft Lifecam and Headset

Integrity 360


RSA Licences

Integrity 360


Citrix Licences



Cisco Webex

MJ Flood


HP Elitebook



Citrix Gateway Licenses and Citrix Licences



Zoom Licenses, Zoom Room License and Zoom Sip Connector for Cisco

Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA)


Additional funding to assist DHDA to meet a shortfall in commercial income resulting from the impact of COVID-19


Trading Online Voucher Scheme (Policy)


Trading Online Voucher Scheme*

  * With the advent of COVID-19 many small and micro-businesses found themselves with the challenge of having to shut their physical presence and adapt their business model, with many trading online for the first time. As part of the Government’s COVID-19 Business Supports Package for small businesses, the terms of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme were amended and the budget significantly increased. In 2020, €20.7m was spent by the Department on the Scheme, of which €18.46m can be attributed as Covid-19 related spend. Approximately 13,000 businesses were supported by the Scheme in 2020.