Answered on June 26, 2013
To ask the Minister for Finance the annual cost to the Exchequer, across all Departments, of maintaining Farmleigh House, Dublin; and the number of overnight State visitors, high-level meeting delegates, and members of the public who attended events there in the years 2010 and 2012.
Reply from the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Brian Hayes: The following are the figures requested by Deputy Deasy:
Annual Operational Costs
Operational and maintenance costs: €2,805,515
Gas and Electricity: €150,341
Operational and maintenance costs: €2,798,623
Gas and Electricity: €182,668
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