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266. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of land purchased and leased by size and amount expended in the past five years to date; the location of same; the term of the lease and amount expended per year in cases in which land is leased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25389/19]

267. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of buildings and property purchased and leased and the amount expended in the past five years to date; the location of same; the term of the lease and the amount expended per year in cases in which properties are leased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25406/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 266 and 267 together.
The majority of properties occupied by my Department are owned or leased on its behalf by the Office of Public Works (OPW).
I can confirm that the Department has not purchased or leased land during this period. Information in respect of buildings leased by my Department is contained in the attached document.
I have requested that all agencies under the aegis of my Department respond directly to the Deputy.

Name/Address Term of lease 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 1/1/2019 – 30/6/2019
Department of Justice & Equality
Montague Court (Part 2nd Floor)
10 years 1/11/2006 to 31/10/16 and renewed for 8 years and 7 months from 1/11/16 to 31/5/2025 €178,080 €178,080 €179,267 €185,200 €185,200 €92,600
Department of Justice & Equality
Montague Court (Part 2nd floor and 3rd Floor)
25 years to 31/5/2025 €513,000 €513,000 €513,000 €513,000 €513,000 €256,500
O’Higgins Commission of Investigation, Smithfield Business Centre, Dublin 7 Rent of office space
6 Feb 2015 – 6 May 2016
€88,000 €32,000
Irish Passenger Information Unit, Skybridge House, Dublin Airport Rent of office space
May 2018 – May 2020
€169,552 €127,164
Inspector of Prisons Investigation, Regus, Harcourt Centre, Dublin 2 Rent of office space
17/12/2018 – 16/12/2019
€3313 €41,084