Issue 19 - August 2011

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Concluding costs for the Combat Poverty Agency

The Minister for the Social Protection confirmed that her department was no longer paying the costs of the premises of the Combat Poverty Agency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th July 2011, 406).  The lease costs for its offices had been €228,000 each year for 2008, 2009 and 2010, with €57,000 to the end of March 2011, when the department exercised, without penalty, the right to break the 21-year lease.