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Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Investigations (25 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: Following the disclosure in a newspaper report last year of certain information relating to the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation on Mother and Baby Homes in advance of consideration of the report by the Government, I requested that an investigation be carried out. A senior official in my Department is carrying out the investigation in the context of a broader examination of...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence (25 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: While my Department has no specific provision in its budget allocation for 2021 or 2022 for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, the Cabinet Committee on Social Affairs and Equality, which I chair, will be fully utilised to bring a dedicated focus to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, to ensure oversight of the issue from my Department

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Bodies (19 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: The information requested by the Deputy in relation to the number of members of each board under the remit of my Department is set out in the table below: State Board Number of Members National Statistics Board (NSB) 8 The information requested by the Deputy in relation to the number of persons with a declared disability on each board and the...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Commemorative Events (19 Jan 2022)

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

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Reports (19 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Future of Media Commission has completed its work and finalised its report. The Chair of the Commission, Professor Brian MacCraith, has submitted the final report to both me and the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The Minister and I are currently considering the report in consultation with other relevant Ministers. Once this process is complete, it is our...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Programme for Government (19 Jan 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 the full 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: Departmental Reviews (19 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Deputy may wish to be made aware that the National Economic and Social Council is an independent statutory agency operating under the aegis of my Department. The Council analyses and reports on strategic policy matters relevant to Ireland's economic, social, environment and sustainable development and on occasion commissions research in this regards. Details of the Council's work...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Social Media (19 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: In 2021 my Department incurred expenditure of €567,890.50 on social media. All expenditure related to advertising campaigns on a range of social media platforms - Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tiktok, Snapchat and Youtube. €555,598.70 of this spend was on 19 COVID-19 public information campaigns as part of the Government’s coordinated approach to COVID-19 public...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Contracts (19 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: My Department had no expenditure on consultancy services in 2021

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Data (19 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: While my Department does not generally provide services directly to the public, it has some interaction with the public mainly through correspondence and telephone calls. In this regard, the main switchboard for telephone calls to the Department is provided by an external contract provider as set out in the table below. Service Contractor 2017 - 2021 Expenditure ...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Social Dialogue (19 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: The Social Dialogue Unit coordinates and supports the Government’s overall approach to social dialogue through a variety of mechanisms. These mechanisms include LEEF, the Labour Employer Economic Forum, which engages with representatives of employers and trade unions on economic and employment issues insofar as they affect the Labour Market. The LEEF has met regularly to...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Citizens' Assembly (19 Jan 2022)

Micheál Martin: Under the Programme for Government, the Government aims to establish Citizens Assemblies to consider: - the type of directly elected mayor and local government structures best suited for Dublin; - biodiversity; - matters relating to drugs use and - the future of education. Consideration is being given to the appropriate methodology for future Citizens' Assemblies, and decisions in this...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Expenditure (14 Dec 2021)

Micheál Martin: Electricity usage in the Government Buildings complex, which includes the Department of the Taoiseach, is administered by the Houses of the Oireachtas. There is no further breakdown of electricity costs provided for the specific usage areas requested by the Deputy beyond the total electricity costs paid by the Department which was provided to the Deputy in answer to the question last week.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Covid-19 Pandemic (14 Dec 2021)

Micheál Martin: Attached is a tabular breakdown of the covid-related advertising spend from 1 January 2020 to 30 November 2021. Since March of 2020, my Department has co-ordinated communications for the whole-of-government response to the pandemic. This necessitated expenditure on a broad range of targeted public messaging across over fifty different information campaigns. The overall communications strategy...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (7 Dec 2021)

Micheál Martin: I have had a number of recent contacts with the President of the United States. I most recently spoke to him by phone on 14 November. I spoke to him in person in the margins of the World Leaders’ Summit at COP26, when he reaffirmed his full commitment to protecting the Good Friday Agreement, and I expressed my appreciation for the strong position he has taken in that regard. As part of...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Expenditure (7 Dec 2021)

Micheál Martin: Energy usage in the Government Buildings complex, which includes the Department of the Taoiseach, is administered by the Houses of the Oireachtas. Energy usage in the Department is incurred for lighting, heating, air-conditioning, hot water, office and IT equipment. The amount expended by my Department on lighting and heating in the past five years is set out in tabular form as follows: ...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Departmental Properties (7 Dec 2021)

Micheál Martin: My Department will continue to comply with latest public health advice and the Work Safely Protocol in relation to attendance by staff in the workplace. Most staff are working from home unless it is necessary to attend the workplace in person. The Department is maintaining its regime of COVID measures in the workplace to ensure the safety of staff who continue to attend, including...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Protected Disclosures (7 Dec 2021)

Micheál Martin: My Department has received no protected disclosures from serving or former staff of the Department or the National Economic and Social Development Office, the only body under the aegis of my Department, during the period in question.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Social Enterprise Sector (7 Dec 2021)

Micheál Martin: There is no provision in my Department’s budget allocation for the promotion and support of the social enterprise sector in 2022.

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: State Bodies (1 Dec 2021)

Micheál Martin: The Chief State Solicitor's Office (CSSO) provides litigation, advisory and conveyancing services to Government Departments and Offices and to certain other State agencies. The CSSO also provides solicitor services at Tribunals and Commissions of Inquiry and represents Ireland at the Court of Justice of the European Union. The majority of legal cases the CSSO handles are cases taken against...

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