Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

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asked the Minister for Finance the Government Department(s) to be decentralised to the town of Dundalk, County Louth; the number of staff involved; and when the accommodation to house such staff will be acquired.

The Government decentralisation programme provides for the transfer of 300 staff to Dundalk. The sections of the Civil Service to be transferred and their accommodation needs are under active consideration in my Department. Pending a final decision on these matters it is not possible to be precise on the timing of the transfer.