98. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Defence the contracts a person’s businesses and-or subsidiaries (details supplied) have with his Department; the value of these contracts; their length; and the other companies who entered the tendering process that resulted in this person’s companies winning the contract. (Question 12352/15 asked on 25 Mar 2015)

Minister for Defence (Deputy Simon Coveney): In order to provide a considered reply, the Deputy will need to provide clarity as to what information is required. If the Deputy wishes to be more specific as to which particular companies are the subject of the information being sought, my Department will arrange to have such information made available. The Deputy may wish to note that my Department publishes on a quarterly basis details of purchase orders made in excess of €20,000. These details are available on the Department’s website – www.defence.ie.