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"Four Courts Scaffolding Costing Tax-Payer One Million Euro So Far" - Tóibín

Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD has branded as 'extremely concerning' the fact that the scaffolding which has been surrounding the Four Courts' dome for the past number of years has cost the taxpayer in excess of one million euro.


Deputy Tóibín said: "Every day on my way to work I cycle past the Four Courts, the dome of which has been wrapped in scaffolding for the past seven years. I asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the costs associated with this scaffolding and he told me it is currently a whooping €1,146,131.11, which looks like an addition to the four million euro already incurred in refurbishing the dome. I am calling on the Office of Public Works to provide the Houses of Oireachtas with a written report on the progress of the repairs being carried out. It is my understanding that the building has been undergoing works for the past seven years. We are all too familiar with the previous government's tendency to squander and waste tax payer money and incur huge overspends on broadband, the National Children's Hospital, etc. The government need to better monitor where our money is being spent and ensure value for money and minimal waste as we face into this recession".

NB See Four Courts Scaffolding PQs

Four Courts Scaffolding PQ

By Aontú Press | 24 November, 2020



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