Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Public Accounts Committee

Business of Committee

9:30 am

Mr. Seamus McCarthy:

Actually, if you take the first figure there of 1,875, that is the total number of claims as notified by the contractor. The second line would seem to be where the basis for making the claim has been stood up and the value has been put on it. That would be a total value of €650 million. The third line then, and this is the first stage of the process for resolving the claims, would be the number of claims that are determined by the employer's representative, who is acting in an independent capacity. The value of those claims would be €509 million. As I understand it, the employer's representative determined the amount amending the contract sum. In other words, this is what was awarded.


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