Thursday, 4 July 2019
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
467. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the availability of bike parking spaces and lockers in all buildings used by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28692/19]
As the Deputy will be aware, staff of my Department are located in a range of locations across the country, a number of which are shared with other Government Departments and agencies.
In general, matters relating to the provision facilities in buildings occupied by staff of my Department, including the provision of bike racks and lockers, is the responsibility of the Office of the Public Works.
I am advised that on occasions staff may request additional bike parking spaces or lockers and that such requests are always granted.
For completeness, I should add that my Department operates a wellness programme and actively encourages staff to use exercise as a means to improve general health.