Written answers

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Youth Services

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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1011. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to issues existing with the management and running of a project (details supplied); if a report update on the project can be issued; and the measures being taken to resolve existing issues. [45254/19]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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City of Dublin Youth Service Board (CDYSB), a committee of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board, administers targeted youth funding on behalf of my Department to youth services in the Dublin area which includes this youth project. CDYSB notified officials in the Youth Affairs Unit of my Department on 11th October that it has concerns with regard to the financial management and oversight by the Board of this organisation.

CDYSB as part of its oversight function has held a number of meetings, with the board of the organisation concerned, to assess the exact financial position of the project and the circumstances which led to the existing issues.

CDETB will submit a report of its findings and recommendations to my Department. On receipt of this report, further consideration will be given to available options for the service delivery and financial management of the youth project for the months ahead.

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