Thursday, 4 March 2004

Questions (101)

Thomas P. Broughan


96 Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources when harbour masters will be appointed at Howth and Dunmore East; and the reason the appointments have not been made to date. [7367/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

My Department hopes to hold a recruitment competition to fill the vacant posts in the near future. The Department of Finance must set the terms and conditions for the grade. In the interim, the responsibilities of the harbour masters at Howth and Dunmore East are being met by a combination of locally based acting appointments and overall supervision and direction from my Department's head office.