270. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the external consultant reports commissioned by his Department since March 2011; the costs per report; the company involved; the title of the report; and the publication date, in tabular form. (Question 54264/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to confirm to the Deputy that the information sought cannot be provided in the time allowed. As soon as the information has been collated I will write to the Deputy on the matter. 
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312. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the external consultant reports commissioned by her Department since March 2011; the costs per report; the company involved; the title of the report; and the publication date, in tabular form. (Question 54253/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The names of external reports commissioned by my Department and Offices of my Department, the costs, the date or expected date of publication and the name of the external consultants are available at the link below for the years 2011-2017. In some cases, the costs of the reports were shared with other bodies and these are noted in the table.
The data in respect of 2014 includes research and analysis which was commissio...

631. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding his Department has spent on external consultancy contracts in 2017. (Question 54097/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 631, 632, 639, 640 and 642 together.
The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/expenditure-external-services.
A separate index of photography costs is provided at: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/photography-costs.
It is the policy of my Department in the exercise of its functions to use internal r...

632. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the use of external public relations firms employed by his Department per annum since coming into office, in tabular form; the external public relations firms used; the internal departmental policy with regard to employing external groups; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54098/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 631, 632, 639, 640 and 642 together.
The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/expenditure-external-services.
A separate index of photography costs is provided at: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/photography-costs.
It is the policy of my Department in the exercise of its functions to use internal r...

639. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the use of external public relations firms employed by his Department in each year since March 2011; the list of uses of the external public relations firms; the internal department policy with regard to employing external groups; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54251/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 631, 632, 639, 640 and 642 together.
The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/expenditure-external-services.
A separate index of photography costs is provided at: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/photography-costs.
It is the policy of my Department in the exercise of its functions to use internal r...

640. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the external consultant reports commissioned by his Department since March 2011; the costs per report; the company involved; the title of the report; and the publication date, in tabular form. (Question 54267/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 631, 632, 639, 640 and 642 together.
The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/expenditure-external-services.
A separate index of photography costs is provided at: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/photography-costs.
It is the policy of my Department in the exercise of its functions to use internal r...

642. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of expenditure by his Department or organisations under the aegis of his Department from 1 January 2017 to date in 2017 on photography, advertising, communications advice, public relations, website development, media interview training and preparation; the events, campaigns or policies to which this expenditure related; the company or person to which such payments were made, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54299/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 631, 632, 639, 640 and 642 together.
The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/expenditure-external-services.
A separate index of photography costs is provided at: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/photography-costs.
It is the policy of my Department in the exercise of its functions to use internal r...

767. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the external consultant reports commissioned by her Department since March 2011; the costs per report; the company involved; the title of the report; and the publication date, in tabular form. (Question 54256/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The information requested by the Deputy in respect of the period from the establishment of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on  2nd June 2011, is set out in the table.
I would also point out that my Department also commissions engineering or environmental experts from time to time to provide technical reports on specific issues, as required. While the providers of these services are consultant engineers,...

782. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the external consultant reports commissioned by his Department since March 2011; the costs per report; the company involved; the title of the report; and the publication date, in tabular form. (Question 54257/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): The information requested by the Deputy in relation to external consultant reports commissioned by my Department since March 2011 is set out in the table below. 
 Report Cost Date of Commission Company Publication Date An independent review of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) fatalities in 1989 €51,660 19 April 2011 Mr. Frank Callanan, S.C. 19 September 2011 Research on vessels linked...

87. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; and the value of each contract. (Question 50408/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

The Taoiseach: My Department did not have any contracts with the companies in question between 2011 and 2016.
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99. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50394/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Taoiseach and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Details of contracts between the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the companies in question during the period 2011-2016 are set out in the tables.
2011
 Company Details of Contract Value of Contract Nil N/A N/A 

2012
 Company Details of Contract Value of Contract Nil N/A N/A 

2013
 Company Details of Contract Value of ...

125. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Finance the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50401/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): I can advise the Deputy of the following public contracts between my Department and Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte, and KPMG during the period 2011 - 2016. I am including in my reply all payments made (excluding VAT) to the companies referred to by the Deputy during that period. 
  Company Description of service/contract  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  Deloitte External review of the Compilation of General Government Debt S...

147. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50406/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The table provides details of the contracts between my Department and the companies in question for the years 2011 to 2016:

 Year Company Amount  Purpose/Brief description of contract 2011 Deloitte €65,915 Expert external support for development of the Public Service Reform Plan 2011 2012 Deloitte €75,152 Expert external support for the implementation of Public Service Reform initiatives 2012 Deloitte €67,650 ...

193. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract (Question 50399/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Department has awarded six contracts in the period 2011 to 2016 of which five were to Deloitte and a single contract to Ernst and Young. The contract values and purpose of each contact are set out in the table;
 Company 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Purpose of   contract Ernst and   Young - - - - 131,462.40 - Development   of the business case for the ETB Finance Shared Service Project. Deloitte - - - 93,172...

245. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50402/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): The Department is responsible for two votes - Vote 28 (Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Vote 27 (International Cooperation). The Department commissions external expertise where highly specialised skills are not available within the Department and in particular where ongoing independent evaluation and audit of programmes and projects is required. Professional services provided by external experts has informed, and continues to inform ...

279. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016, inclusive; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50405/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to advise the Deputy that the following payments were made to the specified companies for the requested years.
 Year Ernst   & Young Deloitte   & Touche KPMG 2011 - €6,061 - 2012 - - - 2013 - - - 2014 - - - 2015 €27,148 - - 2016 €17,737 €2,767 - 

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300. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the public contracts between her Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50397/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I am advised that a payment was made for €41,795 to the first company referred to by the Deputy in 2014 to conduct a review of the Aran Islands Air Service. The report in question was published that year.  In 2012, payments of €1,600 were made to the second company referred to by the Deputy.  No payments were made to the third company referred to by the Deputy during period in question.
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423. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50403/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): It is the policy in my Department only to engage the services of external consultants where is is felt to be appropriate and cost-effective, taking account of Government decisions and policy including procurement protocols on the matter.
The Department held a contract with Ernst & Young for advice and reports relating to the development of the Programme Management Office within the Department. The contract was awarded in 2013 and ended in 2014. Total ...

495. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016, inclusive; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50393/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): I wish to advise the Deputy that it is not possible to provide the information requested in the required time. A detailed reply will issue in the coming week.
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503. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the fee paid by his Department to contract companies to carry out remote sensing eligibility satellite inspections, by county, in tabular form in 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50517/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The Remote Sensing (Satellite) inspection process involves the processing of a large range of satellite imagery received at various stages throughout the year. Each case selected for inspection is then comprehensively reviewed using this imagery to ensure that the claimed area in the application form corresponds to the area farmed by the applicant, that the different crop types are as claimed and that eligible land or feature...

522. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50396/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): The information sought in the Question is set out in the following table.  There were no contracts awarded to any of the companies in the years 2011 to 2013 inclusive. 
 Company Details of contract Value (inc VAT) Year Ernst and Young Contracted Head of Internal Audit UnitEY were contracted to provide a Head of Internal Audit at a cost of €650 per day plus VAT of 23%. The figure across represents th...

561. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50409/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link:
http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/expenditure-external-services.
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590. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the public contracts between her Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50395/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): The information requested by the Deputy is presented in tabular format below:
 Year Company Purpose Value 2011 Deloitte & Touche Audit Services on the EU Youth in Action Programme €7,617.00 2012 Deloitte & Touche Audit Services on the EU Youth in Action Programme €8,911.35 2013 Deloitte & Touche Audit Services on the EU Youth in Action Programme €7,487.66 2014 Deloitte & Touche Audit Services on the EU Youth i...

627. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the public contracts between his Department and companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50407/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): My Department has not used the services of the companies concerned.
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664. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the public contracts between her Department and companies, details supplied, in each of the years 2011 to 2016; the value of each contract; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50400/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): The public contracts awarded to the companies concerned, in each of the years 2011 to 2016, and the value of each contract, is outlined in the table in Appendix 1. 
A breakdown of annual expenditure on consultancy and IT external service provision, and a list of purchase orders for €20,000 or greater, is published routinely on the Department website at http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Procurement-Policy.aspx.. Unde...