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Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Records (24 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: Circulars are written statements that provide information and guidelines to departments and public bodies on laws and procedures. Civil Service circulars are in the main published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and mainly provide guidance and information covering Civil Service finance and human resources policy. My Department's corporate functions are guided by all...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Investigations (24 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department has not commissioned any investigations, internal or external, into instances in which Departmental documents or Departmental information was leaked to the media during the period in question.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Shared Island Dialogue (17 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Shared Island Dialogue series is a key part of the Government’s approach to engaging with all communities and political traditions on the island, to build consensus around a shared future, underpinned by the Good Friday Agreement. In our approach, the Government is taking full account of the political complexity and challenges in Northern Ireland, and is working to listen to...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Staff (17 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: No staff of my Department are currently seconded to the university or third-level sector.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Investigations (17 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: There are currently two such investigations ongoing.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Northern Ireland (17 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: I had phone calls with the leaders of the main parties in Northern Ireland last week and I also met with Michelle O’Neill earlier this week. I will travel to Belfast on Friday for further meetings with party leaders. In the calls, I emphasised the importance of early formation of the Northern Ireland Executive and a functioning Assembly. The people of Northern Ireland want their...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Taoiseach's Communications (17 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: I had an extensive discussion with Prime Minister Johnson on Tuesday 10 May. During our call, I urged the Prime Minister to engage in intensified EU-UK discussions to address issues relating to the implementation of the Protocol. I set out clearly my serious concerns at any unilateral action at this time, which would be destabilising in Northern Ireland and erode trust. I pointed out that...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Constitutional Convention (17 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Convention on the Constitution and the Citizens’ Assemblies to date were established by Resolutions of the Houses of the Oireachtas and operated independently of the Government, albeit they were assisted by my Department which provided Secretariat and other supports. Details of expenditure for the Convention on the Constitution are set out in the following table: Constitution...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Equal Opportunities Employment (17 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department and the National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO) - the only body under my Department's aegis - actively support diversity and inclusion in the workplace including the employment of people with disabilities and the provision of reasonable accommodations to employees where required. Recruitment to my Department and NESDO is, in the main, undertaken through the...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Commissions of Investigation (17 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: The NAMA Commission was established in June 2017 following consultations with Oireachtas parties to investigate the sale by NAMA of its Northern Ireland portfolio, known as Project Eagle. The Commission is fully independent and other than what is published in its Interim Reports I have no information as to how its investigation is progressing. Its original deadline for reporting...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Functions (11 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Housing and Infrastructure Unit supports me and the Government in building a successful society and economy through sustainable economic development; with a particular focus on housing and infrastructure policy. This includes supporting the work of the Cabinet Committee on Housing which oversees the delivery of Housing for All. The Unit monitors implementation of the Housing for All and...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Functions (11 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Public Service, Justice and Policing Reform Unit is part of the Social Policy and Public Service Reform Division of my Department. The work of the Unit: Supports me, in my role as Taoiseach, on policing reform, criminal justice, public service reform, social affairs and other related matters; Incorporates the Policing Reform Implementation Programme Office which oversees the...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Ukraine War (11 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: I met Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Shannon on 20 April. Prime Minister Shmyhal gave me a first-hand account of events on the ground in Ukraine, of the appalling killings in Bucha in particular, and the continuing attacks on civilians and on towns. The Prime Minister outlined some clear objectives, around financial assistance to enable the Ukrainian Government to keep essential...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Programme for Government (11 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: Government has been working hard to implement the commitments in the Programme for Government across a wide range of issues in all Departments. The ten Cabinet Committees established by this Government reflect a broad range of policy areas that it will work on during its lifetime as set out in the Programme for Government. Cabinet Committees meet regularly to continue this work. Strategy...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries (11 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: Prior to the consideration by the Government of the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation on Mother and Baby Homes, certain information relating to matters in the report was disclosed in a newspaper report. In that context, I requested that an investigation be carried out. I also asked that the investigation be done in the context of a broader consideration of the arrangements...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Wildlife Conservation (11 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: There are no policies currently in place to install artificial structures as described either in my Department or The National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO), the only body under the aegis of my Department.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Functions (10 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Public Service, Justice and Policing Reform Unit is part of the Social Policy and Public Service Reform Division of my Department. The work of the Unit: - Supports me, in my role as Taoiseach, on policing reform, criminal justice, public service reform, social affairs and other related matters; - Incorporates the Policing Reform Implementation Programme Office which oversees the...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Official Engagements (10 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: I met Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Shannon on 20 April. Prime Minister Shmyhal gave me a first-hand account of events on the ground in Ukraine, of the appalling killings in Bucha in particular, and the continuing attacks on civilians and on towns. The Prime Minister outlined some clear objectives, around financial assistance to enable the Ukrainian Government to keep essential...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries (10 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: Prior to the consideration by the Government of the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation on Mother and Baby Homes, certain information relating to matters in the report was disclosed in a newspaper report. In that context, I requested that an investigation be carried out. I also asked that the investigation be done in the context of a broader consideration of the arrangements in...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: State Bodies (10 May 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Ordnance Survey Ireland is a body under the aegis of the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and I have asked the Minister to respond directly to the Deputy on the matter raised in her question.

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