Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Public Procurement Contracts
641. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an Irish Rail employee hired private investigators regarding the suspected theft of copper cable from the rail line in the Killiney and Shankill areas in 2015; the procedures and procurement rules he has relating to the awarding by Irish Rail of such surveillance contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7180/17]
The issue raised is a matter for Iarnród Éireann and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.