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Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: I am not even criticising it; I just note it. The emails were flying to and fro on that between all the special advisers of all parties so let us not pretend that this is something new. Ministers of State either mean something or they do not mean. In my view, they mean something in terms of the policy areas that are under their responsibility. The Minister of State with responsibility for...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: Let us see the order.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: That is the whole idea. The Deputy must accept in that situation there has to be a need for policy input to drive things on and get things done. The security issue has surfaced with regard to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in terms of travel.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: That is a laugh.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: The Deputy may say that. Ordinarily, Ministers outside of the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality hire drivers that are paid for by the taxpayer and travel-related costs are also associated with that. I am not sure where the Deputy got the figure of €200,000 net. I have no figures on that.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: The Taoiseach can tell us the figures.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: My understanding is that there was a security aspect to it. It is my understanding that the Tánaiste sought an aide-de-camp to assist him in his duties in terms of public occasions and events he will attend. In terms of equality, there are three super junior Ministers, as they are called, or super Ministers of State, at the Cabinet table, and there should be equality between all three....

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Economic Growth

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Mary Lou McDonald: 4. To ask the Taoiseach his plans for a high-level review of the economy to be led by his Department. [15760/20]

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: 5. To ask the Taoiseach his plans for a special Cabinet committee on restoring jobs lost in the pandemic. [15903/20]

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 4 and 5 together. As committed to in the programme for Government, a national economic plan will be developed in the coming months to chart our longer-term, jobs-led recovery. The plan will put sustainability at the heart of our fiscal, enterprise, innovation and environmental policies. As part of the development of the new national economic plan, my...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Mary Lou McDonald: The Taoiseach might set out for us the arrangements for chairing each of the Cabinet committees. If I understand it correctly, there will be a rotation between the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the leader of the Green Party. Will the Taoiseach set that out, and the basis upon which these committees were allocated to each of them? I refer to the high-level review of the economy. This...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: The July stimulus will be announced next Monday, which will be a key component in the initiation of this committee. As regards the make-up of the committee, the Taoiseach might give further detail as to who will be involved. He keeps talking about specialists. Will he bring in specialists to sit on this committee? When I sat on Cabinet committees, specialists were brought in. The...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Economic Growth (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: Regarding the Government and its formation, when we published the programme for Government we attached a document on the functioning of Government. I emphasise again that three parties came together. My overall objective is to ensure the three parties work seamlessly and in co-operation in getting the work of the nation done, and I take that very seriously. My ego is not going to get in...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: The Taoiseach was not getting off that lightly.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: I was going to come back to the Deputy.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: I thank the Taoiseach for his response. However, there is no transparency. I respect the fact that he has not yet made some decisions, but there seems to be an incredible number of advisers. There will be three people in the Office of the Taoiseach and in the Tánaiste's office as well. It is, frankly, a joke that the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade will cost the taxpayer...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: I will deal with Deputy McDonald's queries. This is a tripartite Government. In fact, the model for it goes back to when the Labour Party was in government between 1992 and 1994 when Dick Spring-----

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: The Taoiseach was there, I was not.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Staff (14 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: I was a humble backbench Deputy at the time. The Labour Party pioneered the idea of policy people coming in from the political world, which I happen to agree with, to ensure the implementation of a programme for Government.

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