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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Community Development Projects

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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18. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the position regarding a previous announcement by Pobal regarding new positions in Mullingar, County Westmeath (details supplied). [50481/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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Pobal is a not for profit company that works on behalf of Government to support communities and local agencies toward achieving social inclusion outcomes.  Pobal does this by managing funding and providing supports for relevant Government funded programmes.

Pobal established a temporary office in Mullingar during September 2019 and 17 staff are currently working from this location.  A new space to accommodate up to 50 seats is expected to open during Q1 of 2020. This will consist mainly of National Childcare Scheme staff and a hot-desk area. The staff who will be based there are expected to be a mix of Pobal staff who will transfer to this office space and newly hired staff.

Any new jobs arising will be advertised on www.pobal.ie, their twitter account @Pobal and other sources.


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