Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Public Accounts Committee

2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 7 - Office of Minister for Finance
Chapter 1 - Exchequer Financial Outturn for 2019
Chapter 17 - Ireland Apple Escrow Fund

11:30 am

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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I am trying to figure out what is the actual cost to the Exchequer. It may have no bearing on the Irish State, depending what happens with the escrow fund.

It may have a substantial bearing if we were to lose the case, ironically. I note from the Comptroller and Auditor General's report that €4.4 million is associated with costs to the State and other statutory bodies, apart from legal appeals. On the forthcoming appeal, is there any estimate on how much it is likely to cost the State in legal fees?