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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Expenditure Policy (17 Jun 2021)

Public Expenditure Policy

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Expenditure Policy (17 Jun 2021)

Jim O'Callaghan: 108. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if public expenditure for 2021 is within profile; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32332/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Expenditure Policy (17 Jun 2021)

Catherine Connolly: This question is being taken by Deputy Lahart.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Expenditure Policy (17 Jun 2021)

John Lahart: I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for facilitating me in taking this question for my colleague, Deputy Jim O'Callaghan, who has responsibilities elsewhere this week. The question relates to whether public expenditure for this year is within profile. Will the Minister give us a picture of below-profile spending and some of the reasons behind it, if he has been able to garner them at this stage?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Data Centres (17 Jun 2021)

Mairead Farrell: If the data centre is to be State-run, that is very good news. Deputy Lawless mentioned that the data centres based here which are owned by private companies can use significant amounts of energy. We know there has been a sharp rise in the number of such centres operating here. In fact, a report prepared by the data hosting industry confirmed that the number of operational data centres in...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Data Centres (17 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: It is good to hear that the centre will be built to the highest standards but has there been a review of cyber-vulnerability in the context of consolidating in one centre? It seems to involve exposure to greater risk. What is the view of the Minister in respect of centres other than the top four he mentioned? For example, the State has been exposed in terms of a lack of e-health...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Data Centres (17 Jun 2021)

Michael McGrath: I thank the Deputies for their questions. As I stated, the data centre is designed to be at least twice as efficient as most existing data centre facilities. That is an important point to underline. In conjunction with that, a sustainable energy project is being pursued by the Office of Public Works, OPW, on the site. I very much welcome that and will ensure it proceeds as part of the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Capital Expenditure Programme

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Brendan Smith: 106. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if capital expenditure was on or within profile at the end of May 2021; if he expects expenditure to come in on profile in 2021; if not, if he has received requests for a reallocation of funding; if such requests will be supported; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32351/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Éamon Ó Cuív: There was a big underspend last year. Was there an underspend in the capital allocation up to the end of May? Is it projected that will carry on again this year to the end of the year? Has the Minister received requests from Departments to transfer funding within the Department to funding streams that might be spent more quickly this year to make up for the shortfall in expenditure so far?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Michael McGrath: I thank Deputy Ó Cuív and I acknowledge Deputy Brendan Smith, who spoke to me about this issue yesterday evening. As reported in the Fiscal Monitor, net capital issues to the end of May 2021 amounted to €1.885 billion. This is €408 million, or 17.8%, behind the end-of-May profile of €2.293 billion. Expenditure for the same period in 2020 totalled...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Catherine Connolly: I thank the Minister. We are over time.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Michael McGrath: It is undoubtedly the case that the restrictions on construction in particular in the early part of the year have had an impact. I have not had requests to date for the transfer of funding but I would be favourably disposed to same, depending on the specific ask.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Catherine Connolly: I ask for the co-operation of the Minister because we have limited time.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Éamon Ó Cuív: The Minister referred to the Department of Transport. It has profiled 25% expenditure in the first five months of the year, even though that period accounts for 40% of the year, but it is significantly behind on that expenditure, that is, by €150 million. At a time when county roads are screaming out for money and the Department of Transport has spent nothing on non-county roads,...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Michael McGrath: I thank the Deputy. That is the specific issue Deputy Brendan Smith raised with me and intended to address this morning through this oral question. It is very much a matter for the Minister for Transport to manage his capital budget. Deputy Ó Cuív has correctly pointed out that there is a very significant underspend in the year to date. The feedback we are getting in my...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Éamon Ó Cuív: Only that I do not want to gum up the Minister's Department with unnecessary work, I would love to submit a freedom of information request in respect of the assurances the Minister got in June, July, August, September and October last year that all the money would be spent by all the Departments. He has ended up with an underspend of €700 million. I know what happens within...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Earcaíocht san Earnáil Phoiblí (17 Jun 2021)

Éamon Ó Cuív: B'fhéidir nach é sin an fhadhb ar chor ar bith. B'fhéidir gurb é an fhadhb atá ann ná go bhfuiltear ag srianú daoine trí iad a chur ar an bpainéal Gaeilge amháin. Níl daoine ar an bpainéal sin in ann fostaíocht a fháil sa tseirbhís phoiblí ach i bpoist atá bainteach leis an nGaeilge. Má tá...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Earcaíocht san Earnáil Phoiblí (17 Jun 2021)

Ossian Smyth: Tá an ceart ag an Teachta go bhfuil gá leis an gcóras seo a athrú. Is é sin an fáth go bhfuil Bille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú) 2019 ag teacht, chun fadhbanna mar seo a réiteach. Tá orainn níos mó daoine atá dátheangach a earcú. Tá orainn freisin oideachas a chur ar fáil do dhaoine atá fostaithe...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Data Centres (17 Jun 2021)

Data Centres

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