Here's an article from De Paper on the subject.
I seem to remember an article in yesterday's paper too, detailing how storage cost twice as much in Martin "Lying Dumbass" Cullen's home county of Waterford, for some reason.12/02/05
E-voting storage costs to be investigated
By Mary Dundon, Political Reporter
ENVIRONMENT Minister Dick Roche is to investigate the “inexplicable” difference in the cost of storing e-voting machines.
Also to be investigated is how some State-appointed officials who oversee elections are getting up to €65,000 a year to store the machines.
The State is paying hugely different annual rates for storing the machines, ranging from nothing in Sligo to an average of €1.65 per machine in Louth to €271 in Waterford.
Some returning officers who oversee elections have privately bought premises to store the machines. One of them, Dublin City chief returning officer Brendan Walsh, is getting €65,000 a year to do so.
Mr Roche has asked officials in his department and the Finance Department to examine the difference in costs.