Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Departmental Staff Data
186. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of conferences that staff of his Department have attended in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; the number of staff that attended each conference; the cost of same in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9167/19]
188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of staff in his Department, that attended a summit (details supplied) in Dublin in 2017 and 2018, respectively; the cost to his Department or agency under the remit of his Department; if his Department or an agency under the remit of his Department undertook advertising or sponsorship in respect of the summit; the cost in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9201/19]
I propose to take questions Nos. 186 and 188 together.
I wish to advise the Deputy that officials from my Department attend conferences or seminars from time to time, where attendance at such events is required for upskilling or training purposes, or is required to keep appraised of best or emerging practices in specialist subject areas.
The information requested by the Deputy is provided in the table attached. I wish to confirm that no official from my Department or its aegis bodies attended the Pendulum Summit in this period.
Conference Attendance 2017-2019 Department of Education & Skills
|Year||Number of Conferences (total)||Number of Staff (total)||Total Cost|
|2019 (to date)||3||3||€71|