Thursday, 7 April 2022
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
336. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of staff within his Department who are based and working with the European Union in Brussels; their present roles and responsibilities; the posts and responsibilities that are presently vacant; the corresponding figures on 23 June 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19028/22]
My Department currently has one member of staff at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union, Brussels. Their role is to represent Ireland and the Department and undertake various functions consistent with the Department’s strategic objectives and in contributing to the wider effort to project a coherent image of a modern, dynamic and progressive country. Prior to August 2021, my Department had no staff based in the European Union in Brussels.