Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Office of Public Works Properties
I propose to take Questions Nos. 165 and 166 together.
The property in question was leased by the OPW and occupied by Customs and Excise in 2000. It was vacated by Customs and Excise in 2005. The OPW sought other State occupiers for the premises but there was no demand for such property in that area. The Landlord was asked to accept an early surrender of the premises however he refused. The lease has another two years to run during which time OPW will continue to seek alternative uses for it.
The annual rent for this property is €32,505.