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Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Functions (9 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: The Economic Division in my Department supports me and the Government in developing and implementing policy across relevant areas to support sustainable economic development including job creation, infrastructure, housing and climate action, digital issues, quality of life and well-being, and social dialogue. This work is particularly focused on ensuring a coordinated approach to the delivery...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (9 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: I spoke with both First Minister Paul Givan and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill last week at the COP26 Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow. I had last spoken with them in Belfast on the 8 October, when we all attended and addressed a conference on climate action. During that visit to Belfast, I also, separately, had meetings with the leaders of the main political parties on...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: National Development Plan (9 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 166, 167, 169 and 170 together. Delivering on key cross-border infrastructure commitments and developing new North/South investment projects to implement Programme for Government objectives on Shared Island is a priority for the Government. On 4 October, under the revised National Development Plan (NDP), the Government made allocations for the Shared Island...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Consultations (9 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: My Department has had no expenditure on external consultancy in 2020 or to date in 2021.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: United Nations (3 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: On 23 September, I chaired an open debate at the United Nations Security Council on Climate and Security. The aim of this debate was to deepen awareness of how climate is relevant to the work of the Security Council, and to outline what actions the Security Council could take within its mandate to address climate-related security risks. As an elected member of the UN Security Council,...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 35 and 36 together. I participated in the World Leaders Summit at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1-2 November. I had an opportunity to engage briefly with Prime Minister Johnson during the summit, and we agreed to meet in the near future. I also attended a number of events hosted by him during the summit. I...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (3 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 39 and 41 together. There is not a dedicated Cabinet Committee that deals with transport, rather transport related matters are discussed in a number of Cabinet Committees as appropriate. This occurs most usually at the Cabinet Committee on Economic Recovery and Investment and the Cabinet Committee on the Environment and Climate Change. The Cabinet Committee...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Brexit Issues (3 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: In advance of his visit to Northern Ireland, I met with Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic for a working dinner in Government Buildings on 8 September. We had a very good exchange and I warmly welcomed in particular VP Šefcovic’s planned engagement with political, civil society and business representatives in Northern Ireland. His openness to engage was a...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Office of the Attorney General (3 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 46 to 48, inclusive, together. The Attorney General was appointed in June 2020 in accordance with provisions of Article 30 of the Constitution. There were no special or exceptional arrangements applying in this regard. While I have responsibility for answering questions on administrative matters connected with the Office of the Attorney General, I...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Ministerial Staff (3 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: Under the terms of the Public Service Management Act 1997, Special Advisers may be appointed by Government to Ministers and Ministers of State. The requirement for specialist policy input and advice is a matter for each individual Minister to consider having regard to the area of responsibility and the support in place in the relevant Departments. I have put in place a range of appropriate...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Northern Ireland (3 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: To ask the Taoiseach if he will meet with victims and survivors of the loyalist Glenanne gang.. As I have previously stated in the House, I would be happy to meet with the families of victims and survivors of the Glenanne Gang. Until recently, arrangements for such a meeting were delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, a meeting is now scheduled to take place later this month. Prior to...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (3 Nov 2021)

Micheál Martin: The primary EU Directive governing public procurement is Directive 2014/24, incorporated into Irish Law by [European Union (Award of Public Authority Contracts) Regulations 2016 - S.I. 284/2016] The Department of the Taoiseach does not have any contracts of an indefinite period. All contracts entered into by the Department are for a specific period agreed by both parties prior to...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (20 Oct 2021)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on Brexit and Northern Ireland operates in accordance with established guidelines for Cabinet Committees and where appropriate, substantive issues are referred to Government for discussion and approval. In general terms, the Cabinet Committee oversees implementation of relevant Programme for Government commitments in the area of Brexit and Northern Ireland, and ongoing...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (20 Oct 2021)

Micheál Martin: My Department has not engaged the services of the company concerned and there are no records of any meetings or correspondence with the company in question.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (20 Oct 2021)

Micheál Martin: Attached is a tabular breakdown of the spend in 2021 on public advertisements in response to the Covid19 pandemic. All of the contracts for media buying, print ads, radio ads, tv ads, social media promotion, online banner advertising and creative services were contracted through competitive processes and the Office of Government Procurement Framework contracts to ensure best value for money....

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (19 Oct 2021)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on COVID-19 last met on Monday, 30 August 2021.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (19 Oct 2021)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on Brexit and Northern Ireland operates in accordance with established guidelines for Cabinet Committees and where appropriate, substantive issues are referred to Government for discussion and approval. In general terms, the Cabinet Committee oversees implementation of relevant Programme for Government commitments in the area of Brexit and Northern Ireland, and ongoing...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (19 Oct 2021)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Recovery and Investment has met a total of fifteen times, most recently on 30 September.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Government Communications (19 Oct 2021)

Micheál Martin: Members of the Government, Ministers of State and senior officials are subject to the arrangements for the use of and the security of communications devices that are put in place by Government Departments. The Departments have in place comprehensive arrangements to support ICT security and they receive regular advice and support on these matters from the relevant authorities. The Deputy...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Citizens' Assembly (19 Oct 2021)

Micheál Martin: Under the Programme for Government, the Government aims to establish a Citizens’ Assembly in 2021 to consider the type of directly elected mayor and local government structures best suited for Dublin. The Programme for Government also provides for establishment of Citizens' Assemblies to consider biodiversity; matters relating to drugs use and the future of education. ...

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