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Ireland ‘A series of mistakes’ — The cost of the Dail printer has just risen again

08:35  12 december  2019
08:35  12 december  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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The total cost of the controversial new Dáil printer which did not fit into its designated room will be more than €2 million, it has now emerged. In the report, Mr Finnegan says that while there is “absolutely no denying that a series of mistakes were made during the project”, the “ mistakes arose

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a person sitting in front of a building: The total cost of the printer has skyrocketed to €1.8 million. Pic: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The total cost of the printer has skyrocketed to €1.8 million. Pic: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images The estimated cost of the infamous Dail printer has increased again to €1.8 million. It was initially believed that the cost of the printer and associated building works would amount to €1.6 million. The printer itself cost €808,000. However, as the printer was too big to fit inside Leinster House, building works had to be carried out.

Additional equipment then had to be bought for the printer, bringing the total price of the machine to €1.36 million. A new report received by the Public Accounts Committee has now found that the total price of the printer, including the building work, is €1.8 million.

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THE TOTAL cost of the Dail printer which did not fit inside the Oireachtas has reached over €2million. Peter Finnegan, clerk of the Dail , has submitted Mr Finnegan's report states that there is “absolutely no denying that a series of mistakes were made during the project” but those “ mistakes arose from

‘ A series of mistakes ’ — The cost of the Dail printer has just risen again . 11/12/2019. The estimated cost of the infamous Dail printer has increased again to €1.8 million.It was initially believed that the cost of the printer and associated building works would amount to €1.6 million.The printer

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Clerk of Dail Eireann, Peter Finnegan has been investigating the total cost of the printer. Pic: Dail Eireann © Provided by Extra.ie Clerk of Dail Eireann, Peter Finnegan has been investigating the total cost of the printer. Pic: Dail Eireann The cost of raising the ceiling in the printer room cost €267,000, excluding VAT. It was initially believed that this work would cost €229,000. Similarly, electrical costs are higher than expected at €126,000, rather than the estimated €94,000. Including additional engineering work, the total cost of construction is €314,000.

Additional costs incurred by the Office of Public Works cost €194,000. Including VAT, this brings the total costs associated with the Dail printer up to €1.8 million. The clerk of the Dail, Peter Finnegan, noted in his report that an the manufacturer wrote a note specifying the required headspace but that this was ‘missed’ by Oireachtas staff. He also admitted that there were a number of errors made.

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The Dáil 's top official has said “ a series of mistakes ” were made in the €1.8m Oireachtas printing controversy, but said those mistakes were “human error”. Clerk of the Dáil , Peter Finnegan has written to the Public Accounts Committee that the cost of its new printer is now running at €1.8m, up €200

a large white building: The Dail printer was too big for Leinster House. Pic: Shutterstock © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The Dail printer was too big for Leinster House. Pic: Shutterstock The evidence available to me is that the issue of head-height was discussed,’ Mr Finnegan wrote in the report. ‘Those present were satisfied that sufficient height was available, particularly since 90% of the operational task could be undertaken from a lower platform’. He added that there were ‘important lessons to be learned from this project’ and that ‘there is absolutely no denying that a series of mistakes were made during the project’.

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