Dáil Issues

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Dáil Issues, Oral Questions, Public Expenditure

DÁIL QUESTIONS addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Seán Canney T.D.
by Deputies
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

REPLY.
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.

Dáil Issues, Oral Questions, Social Welfare

To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he has satisfied himself with the operation of the jobpath scheme including the costs involved in the operation of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Clare Daly.

R E P L Y

The JobPath model has a number of key features which enables my Department to monitor the service provider’s performance and ensure contract compliance. 
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Dáil Issues, Foreign Affairs, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has raised or plans to raise at EU level or otherwise, the issue of potential safe passage for a person (details supplied) from the UK to Ecuador in view of recent legal developments in their case. – Clare Daly. 

For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 30th May, 2017.

Ref No: 25453/17

Julian Assange

REPLY

The case to which the Deputy refers is the subject of ongoing legal proceedings in the United Kingdom.  As Ireland has no locus standi in this case, I do not plan to take any action on the matter.  
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Leaders Questions

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2017
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Dáil Issues, Leaders Questions