Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)
Mr. Stephen Mulvany:
Overall, the capital budget for the IFMS programme is €82 million, which covers external costs. The impact in terms of both Covid and the cyberattack is that it has cost us approximately 12 months in time, as per the briefing we sent to members. The cost impact of Covid and the cyberattack on the programme is of the order of about €1 million or thereabouts, so it is not substantial in the overall context, albeit it was significant. It is the time delay of the year overall, which we can break down if needed, which obviously is more worrying.