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Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Reviews (27 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Costs Table Details of study/review/research currently underway Date commenced Estimated date of completion Details of person / body conducting the study/review/research Cost OECD research (funded by the EU) on Strengthening Policy Development and Foresight in the Irish Public Service. Q4 2021 Q2 2023 OECD leading...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Commissions of Investigation (21 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: I arranged for the report of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Commission of Investigation to be published and laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas on 7 September 2022. Among the many findings made by the Commission in the report, it determined that the Bank might, subject to certain assumptions which are set out in the report, have recovered up to €8.7 million more...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence (20 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Government launched the Third Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Strategy in late June of this year. The central aim of this Strategy is to bring about zero tolerance towards domestic, sexual and gender-based violence in Irish society as well as the attitudes and assumptions that underpin it. Another important goal of the strategy is to improve the coordination and delivery...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Staff (20 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: In line with the Guidance and FAQs for Public Service Employers during COVID-19 in relation to Special Leave with Pay for COVID-19, as published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, my Department uses Special Leave with Pay in lieu of sick leave for COVID-19 to assist in the prevention of the possible onward spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Where possible, my Department...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Transport (20 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Neither my Department nor the National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO) which is the only body under the aegis of my Department own vehicles of any description. There are no plans to purchase any electric or hybrid vehicles.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Reports (20 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Table of of study/review/research currently under way: Details of study/review/research currently underway Date commenced Estimated date of completion OECD research (funded by the EU) on Strengthening Policy Development and Foresight in the Irish Public Service. Q4 2021 Q2 2023 Economic and Social Research Institute...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Ministerial Staff (14 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: The expenses paid to advisers in my Department in the years 2020, 2021 and to date in 2022 are set out in the table below. Year Expenses 2020 €1,678.53 2021 €2,557.18 2022 (to date) €757.55 Total €4,993.26

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Local Authorities (14 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department has not allocated any grant-aid or subsidies to any local authorities in the years in question.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Advertising (14 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: In 2021 and to date in 2022 my Department incurred expenditure of €727,162.88 on social media advertising. €708,325.33 of this spend was on 26 COVID-19 public information campaigns as part of the Government’s coordinated approach to COVID-19 public health communications. All expenditure related to advertising campaigns on a range of social media platforms - Twitter,...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Constitutional Amendments (14 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 53 and 54 together. Constitutional Reform takes account of priorities identified in the Programme for Government and from the Citizens Assemblies and it is viewed as an ongoing process.   In relation to a constitutional amendment with regard to the declarations required to be taken by the President, members of the Judiciary and Council of State on...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Local Authorities (14 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Louth County Council received €10,000 in 2016 under the Local Diaspora Strategy Development Fund (LDSDF) which made up to €10,000 available for each Local Authority to invest in developing strategies for diaspora engagement at local and community level. A total of 24 Local Authorities received funding under this programme in 2016. Diaspora funding was transferred to the...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Commissions of Investigation (14 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Certain information relating to matters in the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation on Mother and Baby Homes were disclosed in a newspaper report prior to the consideration of that report by the Government. In that context, I requested that an investigation be carried out. A senior official in my Department is carrying out the investigation and it is being done in the context of a...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Staff (14 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of the staff in my Department have been working from home since March 2020 with some business units maintaining a continuous on site presence throughout due to the nature of their work supporting the essential operation of Government Buildings to support the work of the Taoiseach and Government. A phased return to the workplace has been...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Commemorative Events (14 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: As part of the programme of events for the Decade of Centenaries, a cultural event will take place on Saturday, 17 September to reflect on the Centenary of the Civil War and to remember those whose lives were lost. The event will take place in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and it will include a variety of musical and spoken-word performances, involving the National Symphony Orchestra and...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Staff (13 Jul 2022)

Micheál Martin: The rates of remuneration of the Secretary General and Assistant Secretaries at my Department are based on the pay-scales set by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, with the Secretary General being paid at Secretary General 1 level. The current rates used by my Department are set out in Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Circular 04/2022, Application of 1st February 2022...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Staff (13 Jul 2022)

Micheál Martin: Recruitment to my Department and the National Economic and Social Development Office (the only body under the aegis of my Department) is, in the main, undertaken through the Public Appointments Service which plays a central role in recruiting diverse talent to take up public service employment opportunities in line with their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021-2023 which aims to...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Rights of People with Disabilities (13 Jul 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department has no offices which are usually open to the public to access services and neither does the National Economic and Social Development Office, which is the only body under the aegis of my Department. All accommodation is provided and managed by the Office of Public Works including the provision of fully accessible changing places and toilet facilities.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Rights of People with Disabilities (13 Jul 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department supports the implementation of national policies and strategies designed to advance the lives of people with disabilities including those set out in the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021. Neither my Department nor the National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO), the only body under the aegis of my Department, currently provide statutory services...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (12 Jul 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on COVID-19 was established to assess the social and economic impacts of Covid and oversee the cross-government response. The Cabinet Committee last met on 28 February. However, Covid continues to be considered at the Cabinet Committee on Health and I meet with the Minister for Health on an ongoing basis to discuss Health matters including Covid. Over recent months the...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (12 Jul 2022)

Micheál Martin: In the period from 1st January 2020 to date, a total of €17,412 was incurred by my Department for training and development services provided by Carr Communications. This included staff attendance on training and development courses provided through the Civil Service Shared Learning and Development Centre known as OneLearning. My Department has not engaged the services of the other...

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