Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

Departmental Expenditure

12:00 pm

Photo of David StantonDavid Stanton (Cork East, Fine Gael)
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Question 244: To ask the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the cost in 2008 of heating all buildings owned or rented from which his Department or bodies under the aegis of his Department operate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44419/09]

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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My Department seeks to operate heating systems in the most efficient manner and has participated in the recent energy awareness programme organised by the Office of Public Works. My Department has also appointed an Energy Officer to implement the recommendations made under that programme.

I set out the details requested by the Deputy both in relation to my Department and the information provided to me by the bodies and agencies funded from my Department's Vote Group in the following APPENDIX.

In the case of certain bodies and agencies, where heating systems are fully powered by electricity, it is not possible to separately identify heating costs from general electricity usage. This is because electricity units used for heating purposes are not isolated from the costs of electricity in general.


Total Heating Cost for ALL Buildings in 2008
Department of Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs46,731*
Office of the Commission of Charitable Donations and Bequests2,932
National Drugs Strategy Team1,008
National Advisory Committee on Drugs**
Coimisineir Teanga***
Waterways Ireland30,195****
Western Development Commission5,694
Údarás Na Gaeltachta55,987****
Dormant Accounts BoardNil
An Foras Teanga comprising:
Ulster Scots Agency***
Foras Na Gaeilge20,620
* Includes imputed costs of € 9,000 for Tubbercurry office** NACD were not billed for heating costs.
*** These Agencies/Bodies use an electricity powered heating system in full. It was not possible to isolate electricity heating cost from overall electricity cost.
**** Partial heating costs only, excluding electricity powered heating systems.


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