Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (383)

Pat Rabbitte

Question:

493 Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress being made on the provision of a local office of his Department in Tallaght, including progress on finding a location and deciding on an opening date. [1747/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The Office of Public Works has agreed a lease arrangement with South Dublin County Council for accommodation for the proposed regional office to serve the south County Dublin area. The offices will be located in part of the council's premises in County Hall, Belgard Square North, Town Centre, Tallaght. Work has commenced on the fitout of the accommodation. In the interim, South Dublin County Council is willing to provide some temporary accommodation.

The training of staff and the provision of telephone, IT and other facilities is currently in progress. I will arrange to have the Deputy informed when the offices are ready for public opening.

Question No. 494 answered with QuestionNo. 387.