Dáil Éireann - Volume 673 - 05 February, 2009

Written Answers. - Departmental Property.

Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Defence if laptops, art works, paintings, sculptures, computers, mobile telephones, blackberries or other equipment has been lost or stolen from his Department or its agencies since 2007 to date in 2009; the circumstances surrounding the items’ disappearance; if action has been taken to recover the item or items; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4014/09]

  Deputy Willie O’Dea: Insofar as my Department is concerned no laptops, artworks, paintings, sculptures, computers, mobile telephones, blackberries or other equipment has been reported lost or stolen since 2007 or to date in 2009. In relation to the Defence Forces, no artwork as described has been reported lost or stolen in the same period. Regarding ICT equipment, one laptop was reported stolen from a private residence of a member of the Defence Forces on 26th June 2008. The laptop was encrypted and sensitive or private data was not compromised. The burglary is being investigated by the Garda Síochána and the laptop has not yet been recovered.

A mobile phone issued to a member of the Defence Forces was lost at sea and not recovered.