In its Programme for Government, the government agreed that they would require the publication of all purchase orders greater than €20,000, with the intention to enhance the transparency of public sector procurement. This commitment was reiterated in the Public Sector Reform plan.
The Reform Plan commitments are interpreted as referring only to payments for goods, services or works procured. Purchase Orders, which are precluded under the Freedom of Information legislation, have been excluded.
Information is published quarterly in arrears (six weeks after the quarter ends).