Overspend of €20m for consultancy on Poolbeg

Dublin City Council has paid more than four times its own tender contract price for client services and PR on the stalled €350 million Poolbeg incinerator.

9th June, 2012
Fine Gael TD for Dublin South East Eoghan Murphy.

Dublin City Council has paid more than four times its own tender contract price for client services and PR on the stalled €350 million Poolbeg incinerator, according to figures obtained by this newspaper.

The original EU contract for client representation and public relations, published in 2007, was valued at €6.9 million, but this has now almost quadrupled to €25.7 million.

A further €4 million was spent on PR. Department of the Environment secretary-general Geraldine Tallon gave...

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