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Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Staff (26 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department does not facilitate internships by students in full-time or part-time further and higher education courses. The National Economic and Social Development Office, the only body under the aegis of my Department, provides work experience and internships on an unpaid basis to four third-level students on an annual basis.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Data Protection (26 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: The 2022 Population and Housing Census is conducted in accordance with EU Regulation 763/2008 which obliges all EU Member States to conduct a regular census of population. The full list of data to be collected was considered and approved by the Government in July 2019 (the Census was subsequently deferred from April 2021 to April 2022 as a result of COVID-19). Under Section 25 of the...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Social Dialogue (26 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 181, 182 and 183 together. The Government recognises the importance of regular and open engagement with all sectors of society as we tackle the many economic, social and environmental challenges facing the country. In particular, the Government has been working to strengthen Social Dialogue across a range of areas including: - the National Economic Dialogue...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Data Protection (26 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department does not use the surveillance technology mentioned. The National Economic and Social Council (NESDO) which is the only agency under the aegis of my Department, does not use the surveillance technology mentioned.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Gender Equality (5 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: Both my Department and the National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO), the only body under the aegis of my Department, actively support diversity and inclusion in the workplace including gender balance. The Human Resources units in both organisations keep gender balance under ongoing review. As at 1 April 2022, the gender balance of staff in my Department (excluding politically...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Transport Policy (5 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: Both my Department and the National Economic and Social Development Office, the only body under the aegis of my Department, encourage and facilitate employees to use active travel, such as walking, running and cycling to commute to work by: - providing shower and changing facilities for staff; - supporting and encouraging staff to avail of the Cycle to Work Scheme; and - providing bicycle...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Appointments (5 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: The vacancy in the position of Secretary General to the Government and Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach has been filled following a request for expressions of interest from all suitable officers in the Civil Service. The post does not come within the remit of TLAC. The appointment was made by the Government, on my advice. There was no departure from the process that...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Public Sector Staff (5 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: Neither my Department nor the National Economic and Social Development Office, the only body under the aegis of my Department, have any employees who are presently absent from work on full pay due to suspension or workplace disputes.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (5 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department had no expenditure on consultancy services in the period specified.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Flexible Work Practices (5 Apr 2022)

Micheál Martin: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of the staff of my Department have been working from home since March 2020. A phased return to the workplace has been underway since the easing of restrictive measures on 21 January 2022. In line with the rest of the Civil Service, my Department will finalise and progressively roll-out its blended working policy for the longer-term. This...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Commissions of Investigation (29 Mar 2022)

Micheál Martin: The only Commissions of Investigation for which I am the specified Minister under the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004 are the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Commission of Investigation and the National Asset Management Agency Commission of Investigation. Both Commissions are fully independent. The IBRC Commission of Investigation was established in June 2015 following...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: EU Meetings (29 Mar 2022)

Micheál Martin: I attended a meeting of the European Council on 24/25 March. Our meeting was joined for a period by President Biden and, via video link, by President Zelenskyy. We discussed the situation in Ukraine from a range of concerning perspectives: humanitarian, migration, energy, nuclear security and safety and reconstruction. We agreed on the establishment of a Solidarity Trust Fund for Ukraine....

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Ukraine War (29 Mar 2022)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 33 and 34 together. I spoke to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, by phone on 16 March. He expressed his gratitude to the Government and people of Ireland for their support for Ukraine, including in welcoming those fleeing the war; for our support for Ukraine’s application for EU membership; and for our support for the most robust and severe...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Northern Ireland (29 Mar 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. Through the Dialogue series, the Government is listening to people’s views on a range of common concerns, and how we can work for a shared future,...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Official Apology (29 Mar 2022)

Micheál Martin: Since taking office I have issued one formal apology in the Dáil, on behalf of the State, for the hurt experienced by many former residents of Mother and Baby Institutions and County Homes. I apologised for the profound generational wrong visited upon Irish mothers and their children who ended up in a Mother and Baby Home or a County Home and for the shame and stigma which they were...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (29 Mar 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on Social Affairs and Equality oversees implementation of Programme for Government commitments in the areas of social policy, including sport, arts and culture, equality, including children and youth affairs, and public services, including matters relating to justice, policing reform and community safety. The Cabinet Committee last met on 7 March this year and will meet...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Northern Ireland (29 Mar 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. Through the Dialogue series, the Government is listening to people’s views on a range of common concerns, and how we can work for a shared future,...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (29 Mar 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department engaged the services of the company in question from 2013 - 2016 and from 2019 - 2020 for translation services. This provided for the translation of reports, press releases, speeches, website text, and correspondence. It also included the use of interpretation services for a small number of press conferences and meetings with visiting members of European governments. The total...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (29 Mar 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department has no contracts or expenditure with the company in question.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Undocumented Irish in the USA (29 Mar 2022)

Micheál Martin: The welfare of undocumented Irish emigrants in the United States remains a priority for Government. In my virtual meeting with President Biden on 17 March, we discussed comprehensive immigration reform, including the specific issue of undocumented Irish people in the United States. President Biden has demonstrated his commitment to immigration issues, including possible pathways to...

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