Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
581. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of staff in her Department who attended a summit (details supplied) in Dublin in 2017 and 2018, respectively; the cost to her Department or agency under the remit of her Department; if her Department or an agency under the remit of her Department undertook advertising or sponsorship in respect of the summit; the cost in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9197/19]
In relation to my Department, I can confirm that no staff attended the summit in question in 2017 or 2018. Furthermore, no costs were incurred by the Department in 2017 or 2018 for advertising or sponsorship of the summit.
With regard to three of the agencies within my remit, I am informed that Tusla, Oberstown Children Detention Campus and the Adoption Authority of Ireland did not attend or have any involvement in advertising or sponsorship of the summit in question.
The Ombudsman for Children's Office will respond directly to the Deputy on this issue.