Wednesday, 1 June 2005
Bertie Ahern (Taoiseach; Dublin Central, Fianna Fail)
The figure does not include any third party costs that may be awarded by the commission. Section 24 of the Commission of Investigation Act makes it clear that there is no absolute entitlement to pay third party costs. Such costs will only be payable on foot of direction from the commission as provided for in that section. It is a matter for the sole chairman of the commission. It is not included in the €600,000.