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Written Answers - Election Management System

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 120.  Deputy Niall Collins Information on Niall Collins Zoom on Niall Collins  asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  if he will provide a detailed cost breakdown for the count centre, and associated count personnel, for the recent Dublin West by-election, including the additional cost incurred due to the recount called by one of the candidates. [3120/12]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin Returning Officers are required to submit accounts to the Department of Finance within six months of holding an election. The accounts for the recent by-election have not yet been submitted and an accurate break down of costs will not be available until that time. However, €231,000 was advanced to the returning officer to cover the estimated cost of holding the by-election.


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