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Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Communications (23 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department provides mobile phones for official use. I do not use the messaging service to which the Deputy refers on my official mobile phone.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Data (16 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: As Taoiseach, I regularly travel to participate in formal and informal meetings of the European Council, in Brussels and elsewhere. In keeping with the Government’s Global Ireland 2025 strategy, I also place a high importance on engaging actively with fellow Heads of State and Government, both within the EU and more widely. I also use international visits to promote Ireland’s...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Sustainable Development Goals (15 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Programme for Government commits to continuing to work towards achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at ending poverty and inequality, tackling climate change, and fostering innovation. The whole-of-Government approach to implementation is led by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, with each Minister in the Government having...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Public Sector Staff (15 Feb 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 working in County Wexford.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Electric Vehicles (15 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department currently provides one electric vehicle charging point which was installed for use by State-owned cars. A second charging point has recently been installed in line with the action in the Department's latest Resource Efficiency Action Plan (REAP) to provide an e-charging point for staff use. This e-charging point is not yet operational. The National Economic and Social...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (9 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: My diary for quarter 4 of 2021 has been published and is available on my Department's website at www.gov.ie/en/collection/87c7c-taoiseachs-diary-2021/

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Covid-19 Pandemic (8 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: A comprehensive evaluation of how the country managed COVID-19 will provide an opportunity to learn lessons from our experiences in dealing with a pandemic over the past 2 years. This will help ensure that we are in a better, stronger position if another pandemic or another similar type emergency arrives. We are considering what the best model for this evaluation will be. Specifically,...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (8 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: There has been no expenditure on any consultancy contracts in 2020, 2021 or to date in 2022 either by my Department or by the National Economic and Social Development Office which is the only agency under the aegis of my Department.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Covid-19 Pandemic (8 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: As we continue to live with the COVID-19 pandemic it is important as a people that we pause and reflect, take time to remember those who have lost their lives in this terrible pandemic and to pay tribute to everyone who has contributed to how we have faced and are facing the challenges together. As announced, a Public Holiday is to be held on 18thMarch 2022 in recognition of the efforts of...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (8 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: In September 2021 the Government published a ten-year plan for the provision of housing - Housing for All. It is a multi-annual, multi-billion-euro plan which will improve Ireland’s housing system and deliver more homes of all types for people with different housing needs. The Government’s overall objective is that every citizen in the State should have access to sustainable,...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Official Engagements (2 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Government recognises the importance of regular and open engagement with all sectors of society. In recent months I have had a number of engagements with social partners in a variety of different formats. This includes through mechanisms such as LEEF, the Labour Employer Economic Forum, which engages with representatives of employers and trade unions on economic and employment...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Data (1 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Department of the Taoiseach funds the Social Activity Measure (SAM) which is a behavioural study that records the public response to the risk of COVID-19 infection and COVID-19 guidelines. Designed by the Economic and Social Research Institute's Behavioural Research Unit, SAM is an anonymous, interactive, online study that surveys people about their recent activity. The study seeks to...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Climate Change Policy (1 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Climate Action Plan 2021 sets a roadmap for taking decisive action across society to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 51% below 2018 levels by 2030, achieve climate resilience and a climate neutral economy no later than 2050, as committed to in the Programme for Government. The Plan and associated Annex of Actions identify where necessary emissions reductions can be achieved and set...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Climate Change Policy (1 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Interim Climate Actions 2021 committed to “Establish an appropriately resourced Climate Action Unit in every Government Department to ensure Climate considerations are at the core of policy development” (Action 22). The latest progress report on the Interim Climate Actions, covering the period up to the end of September 2021confirmed that 16 of 18 (89%) Government...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Confidentiality (1 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: I refer the Deputy to my replies to Questions Nos. 154 of 25 January 2022 and 1 to 4 of 26 January 2022 which set out the position in this regard. The terms of reference of the investigation are framed broadly in order to facilitate whatever inquiries are considered necessary and to encompass the IT system used to support Government meetings and the provisions of the Cabinet Handbook.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Programme for Government (1 Feb 2022)

Micheál Martin: A First Report on the development of the Well-Being Framework for Ireland was published by Government in July last year and was informed by consultation facilitated by the National Economic and Social Research Council. This work is being led by the Department of the Taoiseach, and its joint sponsors the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform and supported by a broader...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (26 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on Education oversees implementation of the Programme for Government commitments in the area of Education, including the management of COVID in schools. This Cabinet Committee last met on 13 May 2021 and will meet again shortly. I have regular engagement with Ministers at Cabinet and individually to discuss priority issues relating to their Departments. In addition, a...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (26 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on Health last met on Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Legislative Measures (25 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: As the Deputy will be aware, the Director of Public Prosecutions is independent in the performance of her functions in accordance with provisions of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1974. This independence is a cornerstone of our criminal justice system. There are no plans at present to legislate in the terms proposed by the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Cabinet Committees (25 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Cabinet Committee on Health is currently scheduled to meet on 14 February.

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