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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Public Procurement Contracts, Departmental Bodies Data, Departmental Legal Cases, Freedom of Information, Departmental Legal Services

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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Procurement Contracts (15 Jul 2021)

“Hopefully, in the post-Covid world, we will try to rebuild the economy on a regionally balanced basis and people who have moved back into rural areas as a result of Covid-19 will contribute to that. Community wealth-building and the inclusion of social clauses would be key to that. It is something I have an interest in and, as the Minister said, if we spend public money, it should have a...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Procurement Contracts (15 Jul 2021)

“In public procurement, social clauses are legal obligations which require contractors to create some form of added value as part of the contract. That can come in the form of labour activation, promoting the participation of SMEs, an obligation to provide a living wage and so on. What consideration has the Minister's Department given to the role that social and labour procurement clauses...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Procurement Contracts (15 Jul 2021)

“I am aware the Minister's Department has done work on social clauses. It is one of only seven Departments to have done so. The Minister has mentioned the involvement of social enterprises in the provision of sensory facilities and equipment in public libraries. I welcome and acknowledge that. I also acknowledge that a public body under the Minister's Department, Pobal, has also done work...”

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