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Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 199.  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  the total cost of the 2011 Dublin West by-election; and if he will provide a sub-heading breakdown of the costs and the cost of holding a recount as ordered by one of the candidates. [6641/12]

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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