Written answers

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Strategic Communications Unit

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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251. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he, his officials or advisers have had meetings with the strategic communication unit since it was set up; the issues that were discussed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6534/18]

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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I met with Mr. Concannon and a colleague from the Strategic Communications Unit on 5 October 2017. The meeting was also attended by the Secretary General of my Department, the Assistant Secretary over the Corporate area, and one of my Special Advisors.

Mr. Concannon, at the request of the Secretary General,  also addressed a monthly meeting of Senior Managers in the Department on 23 October on the role of the Strategic Communications Unit.

An Assistant Secretary from my Department also sits on an Inter- Departmental Group  chaired by Mr. Concannon on strategic communications across the Civil Service.

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