47. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44896/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): On taking office, this Government reformed the transport arrangement for Ministers which has radically reduced the cost of travel. The Government decided to confine the use of State cars from 1 May 2011 to the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence. As a result, the average cost of providing transport has been reduced by 65% - from an average cost of €280,000 per minister in 2010 to a current annual e...

58. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Finance the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44890/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): The information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the table.
These ministerial transport costs do not include air travel or foreign travel.
For 2010 the ministerial transport and the costs associated with this were provided for by the Department of Justice.  
 Department of Finance 2010 2011 2012 2013 Ministerial Transport Costs €0 €87,289.91 €116,297.76 €117,085.91 
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61. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44481/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): In response to the Deputy’s question the following tables outline the ministerial transport costs for my Department since its inception:
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Ministerial Costs 
 - 2011€ 2012€ 2013€ Ministerial Travel & Subsistence 8,799.04 12,826.98 12,656.51 Minister’s Drivers Travel & Subsistence 16,767.23 24,171.01 24,985.45 Driver Salary Costs 46,208.00 71,062.85 68,499.7...

64. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44893/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I attach below for the Deputy’s information details of transport costs in respect of the Ministers and Ministers of State appointed to my Department for the years 2010 - 2013. The costs detailed below cover the salary and related remuneration costs paid to Ministers’ Drivers (inclusive of Employers PRSI, Public Holiday Pay and Extra Attendance Payments) and the mileage and subsistence costs of Ministers and their drivers. 
For...

77. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44883/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): The ministerial transport costs paid by my Department in respect of the Ministers and Ministers of State in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 are set out in the table.
The costs include travel expenses for use of the Minister of States’ private cars for each year, the use of my private car since March 2011 and pay and subsistence costs associated with staff employed as drivers of the Ministers’ private cars.
The system for t...

78. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Defence the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44887/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Defence (Deputy Simon Coveney): In 2010, all Government Ministers were provided with a State car that was driven by a member of An Garda Síochána from a pool of Gardaí, two of whom were assigned to the Minister at that time. The cost of this service was funded from the Vote of An Garda Síochána.
In March 2011 the Government brought in new arrangements in respect of ministerial transport. Under the new arrangements, Ministers could appoint two civilian drivers to drive the Minister’s...

95. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44894/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, the Government introduced a number of changes for the provision of Office Holder transport during 2011. One of the consequences of that decision was that the transport arrangements in place for Ministers of State became applicable to Government Ministers, subject to very limited exceptions on security grounds. In addition, it was decided that former Presidents and Taoisigh would only be supplied with of...

112. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44885/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy James Reilly): My Department was established in 2011. The expenditure relating to Ministerial transport, encompassing overseas and domestic travel transport costs is set out below.
 Year Ministerial Transport Costs 2011 €19,599 2012 €14,600 2013 €20,832 
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145. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Health the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44892/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): The information requested by the Deputy is detailed below.
Ministerial transport costs paid in each year
 Minister / Minister of State 2010 2011 2012 2013 € € € € Minister James Reilly T.D. 0.00 76,637.76 118,267.69 128,069.48 Minister of State Kathleen Lynch T.D. 0.00 69,745.13 107,062.44 105,915.36 Minister of State Alex White T.D. 0.00 0.00 15,933.03 61,644.59 Minister of State Roisin Shortall T.D. 0.00 547.30 3,664.31 0.00 ...

146. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44891/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Charles Flanagan): Listed below are details of the cost of Ministerial transport in my Department in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Official cars are not provided to Ministers of State. The figures reflect the motor travel allowances claimed for official travel undertaken in accordance with guidelines set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Subsistence paid to the official drivers is also included in the tables.
Minister ...

165. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Education and Skills the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44888/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): The cost of ministerial transport in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 is €101,974, €158,723, €198,184 and €212,210 respectively. These figures include the salary of the civilian drivers for the Minister and Minister of State, the subsistence costs incurred by the drivers and the amount of travel and subsistence paid to the Minister and the Minister of State.
Cabinet Ministers with the exception of An Taoiseach, An Tanáiste and the Minister for ...

177. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44889/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Alan Kelly): My Department has spent €130,946, €168,083, €220,469 and €215,514 on Ministerial transport arrangements in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 , respectively.
In line with Government policy, I do not use a state car. My Department employs two civilian drivers for driving duties in my own car in line with approved arrangements. 
The same arrangements were in place for my predecessor and the salary and subsistence payments of ...

180. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44886/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Alex White): The information requested by the Deputy on the total cost to my Department of Ministerial transport in the years 2010 to 2013 is outlined in the table.
 - 2010 2011 2012 2013 Minister’s transport costs 0 €63,550 €103,136 €107,642 Minister of State’s transport costs 0 €63,370 €96,685 €104,188 

In 2010, all Government Ministers were provided with a State car that was driven by a member of An Garda S...

189. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44897/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The information requested by the Deputy is being compiled and will be forwarded as soon as possible.
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194. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44884/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht was established on 2 June 2011. The amount spent on Ministerial transport in the period from that date to 31 December 2011, and for the years 2012 and 2013, is set out in the Table. These costs include the cost of drivers. All expenditure was incurred in full conformity with Department of Public Expenditure and Reform guidance on such matters. 
 Year Minister Mini...