Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (167)

Dan Boyle


167 Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the reason job advertisements for the position of part-time tour guides within the heritage service have age restrictions, and whether this is in compliance with existing legislation. [2614/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 492 of 11 November 2003 which confirmed that advertised age restrictions are consistent with current legislation. The Government recently announced that it proposes to introduce legislation which will amend current age restrictions on the recruitment and retirement of civil servants with effect from 1 April 2004.