DÁIL QUESTIONS addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Seán Canney T.D.
for ORAL ANSWER on Thursday, 1st June, 2017.
9. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the nature, details and value of all accommodation contracts entered into between the OPW and Caranua; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Catherine Connolly TD
24. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the agreement which exists between the OPW and Caranua with regard to the renting of office space; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Thomas Pringle TD
41. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the agreements between the OPW and Caranua regarding the charging of rent for use of office space; the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Clare Daly TD
The Commissioners of Public Works advise that the agreement in place with CARANUA for its current accommodation in Frederick Court, Dublin 1 is an administrative arrangement by way of a simple exchange of letters between the Commissioners of Public Works and CARANUA. It details a rent contribution of €106,000.00 per annum with a commencement date of 1st June 2016.
As the lease on the Frederick Court building expired in 2016, the Commissioners of Public Works are disposing of the property and in discussions with Caranua regarding their accommodation needs into the future, offered CARANUA space in newly leased premises off Talbot Street, Dublin 1. This was another option for CARANUA given that it had carried out its own research for alternative accommodation. CARANUA confirmed its acceptance of this space to the Commissioners and the agreement is again by way of simple exchange of letters. The due proportion of rent to be paid by CARANUA amounts to €188,589.55 plus VAT per annum. This increased rent arises from the provision of a larger area of accommodation to CARANUA.