Thursday December 12, 2019

Decentralised state offices have rent bill of almosat €6m

The state is still paying almost €6 million to rent offices for staff who were decentralised out of Dublin by former Fianna Fáil minister Charlie McCreevy.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
22nd February, 2015

Even though the programme was terminated by the current government back in 2012, new documents show that several government departments and agencies are locked into 20-year leases for decentralised offices.

Irish Aid has a 20-year lease on its decentralised office on Henry Street in Limerick, which is costing €900,000 per year.

The Department of Social Protection has a 20-year lease on its office in Carrick-on-Shannon costing €600,000 per year. Staff there process the country’s child benefit...

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