The total cost of a controversial Dáil printer and associated construction works was €1.629m.

Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Sean Fleming said the report by Clerk of the Dáil Peter Finnegan showed that the cost of the printer, including VAT, was €1.369m.

In his conclusions, Mr Finnegan said he was “satisfied” that the printer was “necessary and appropriate” to meet the current and future printing needs of the Oireachtas.

-Noah Harte