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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Jonathan O'BrienJonathan O'Brien (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein)
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98. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount spent on consultancy fees to companies (details supplied) since June 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21715/19]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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My Department administers a diverse, complex and technical brief across critical and strategic sectors of the Irish economy. The technical, commercial, legal complexity and evolving nature of sectors with which the Department deals requires access to external professional expertise to assist in discharging its functions.In procuring these specialist services, my Department always seeks to ensure value for money and that these services contribute to project delivery and informed, robust and evidence-based policy making.

Details of expenditure since June 2015 on consultancy services provided to my Department by the three companies listed in the Question are set out in the table.

Name of ConsultantProjectExpenditure€
KPMGNational Broadband Plan11,475,285
Irish Natural Gas Network Study208,879
KPMG Total11,684,164
PwCNational Broadband Plan2,411,021
PwC Total2,411,021
Analysys MasonNational Broadband Plan4,056,077
Advice on procurement of a new Emergency Call Answering Service provider 397,288
Metropolitan Area Networks Pricing and Access Review Consultancy110,700
Galway - Mayo Pipeline Ducting102,782
International Connectivity for Northern Ireland - Consultancy38,600
Analysys Mason Total4,705,447


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