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Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Sector Staff (11 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: I wish to advise the Deputy that a deferred reply will be issued to him in respect of this Parliamentary Question, in line with Standing Order 51(1)(b)

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Ukraine War (11 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: I am advised of the following by the Office of Public Works (OPW). In 2022, the Government approved the provision of modular houses as part of its plans to address the need to develop capacity for accommodating Ukrainian beneficiaries of temporary protection. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is the lead Department for the modular homes programme,...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Data (10 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: The Office of Government Procurement has a multi-supplier Framework for the Provision of Security Services. The arrangement's scope does not provide for steward services. There are twenty two (22) service providers appointed to the arrangement, listed below. - Ailesbury Services - Bidvest (ROI) Noonan - Blackberry Computing Ltd t/a Goldeneye Security - Cairborne Trading Ltd t/a...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Expenditure (10 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: I am advised by the Office of Public Works that the conditions attached to the An Bord Pleanála planning decision are currently being reviewed. Arising from this review, the programme and costings will be updated.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: EU Funding (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: Starting in 1995, successive iterations of the European Union’s cross-border PEACE programmes had by the end of 2020 committed some €2.3 billion in support of shared peace and prosperity on the island of Ireland. For the current 2021-27 EU programming period, the new PEACEPLUS programme is now investing a further €1.145 billion across Northern Ireland and the border...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: State Assets (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: Estates of those who have died intestate and without known next of kin vest in the Minister as Ultimate Intestate Successor under Section 73 of the Succession Act, 1965. Where an estate falls to the State under Section 73, it is administered by the Chief State Solicitor under the direction of the Attorney General. The proceeds of such estates are remitted to the Intestate Estates Funds...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Official Travel (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: The information is set out in the following table. St Patrick's Day Travel Minister 695.43 Private Secretary 448.73 Special Adviser 744.31 Total 1,888.47 Please see the total travel costs associated with visits I made abroad as Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Expenditure (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: Ireland is to receive €914m in grants over the lifetime of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). To access this funding, Ireland has developed the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP). The RRF is a performance-based instrument with payment contingent on the satisfactory achievement of milestones and targets. Following the submission of the modified plan,...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Policies (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: It is the responsibility of each contracting authority to outline green and sustainable requirements, and to ensure a contractor meets those obligations. The Department does not have an oversight or governance role and therefore cannot provide specific details regarding any contracting authority.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Brexit Issues (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: It is the responsibility of each contracting authority to ensure that their procurement process is compliant with EU legislation. The Department does not have an oversight or governance role.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Advertising (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: The Department of Public Expenditure NDP Delivery and Reform has conducted one public awareness campaign in the last year. The campaign ran in April/May 2023 and flagged upcoming changes to the national tendering platform eTenders. The goal of that campaign was to ensure that no business missed out on public procurement opportunities due to changes to the eTenders platform. As part of this, a...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Development Plan (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: Last Wednesday, March 27, I agreed revised capital allocations totalling €2.25 billion out to 2026. The National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-30 published in October 2021 set out €165 billion of funding to support capital projects across the country. As set out in the Summer Economic Statement (SES) 2023, an additional €2.25 billion was made available to be allocated in...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Ethics in Public Office (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: As the Deputy mentions in her question, my Department undertook a review of the statutory framework for Ethics in public life, in furtherance of our commitment in the 2020 Programme for Government to “reform and consolidate the Ethics in Public Office Legislation”. This Review was completed in December 2022 and its Report was submitted to Government. The Government agreed to the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Freedom of Information (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: The review of the FOI regime is nearing completion. The review process has been an open and collaborative one, taking in the views of a wide range of stakeholders. It commenced with a scoping process which sought the views of stakeholders across all sectors in setting the direction of the review. Approximately 1,200 responses were received at this stage of the process from individuals,...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Expenditure (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: The Government is committed to continue to detail the delivery of the National Development Plan at regular intervals into the future to allow for full transparency on the implementation of Project Ireland 2040. This is achieved through regular updates of the capital investment tracker and myProjectIreland interactive map as well as the publication of annual reports and regional reports...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Exchequer Payments (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: During the lifecycle of a PPP contract (typically 25 years after construction), a portion of the unitary payment is adjusted annually by an inflation factor to reflect changes in a general inflation index specified in the contract (the Consumer Price Index or the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices). This indexable portion represents costs incurred by the PPP company over the operational...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Lobbying Reform (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: Once a lobbyist engages in lobbying activities with a Designated Public Official he or she is obliged to register this on the Lobbying Register. This is to provide the general public with information on who is lobbying whom about what. This information remains indefinitely on the lobbying register as a permanent record of transparency. If a lobbyist stops lobbying and does not intend to lobby...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Capital Expenditure Programme (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: I propose to take Questions Nos. 360, 361 and 362 together. Last Wednesday, March 27, the Government agreed revised capital allocations totalling €2.25 billion out to 2026. The National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-30 published in October 2021 set out €165 billion of funding to support capital projects across the country. As set out in the Summer Economic Statement (SES) 2023, an...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Referendum Campaigns (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: The deadline for Returning Officers to submit all of their costs to my Department is six months after the referendums are held, so final figures for the cost of the referendums held on 8 March will not be available until then. However, it is estimated that the costs over which my Department has oversight will be approximately €21 million, broken down as follows: €17 million in...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Pension Provisions (9 Apr 2024)

Paschal Donohoe: Pension abatement may apply to a public service pension where the pensioner is re-employed in a public service body. It is provided for under Section 52 of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012. The 2012 Act also defines the public service bodies to which abatement applies and also, in the Schedule of the Act, the bodies to which abatement does not apply. ...

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