Thursday, 5 July 2012

Questions (101)

Willie O'Dea


101 Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has been contacted regarding an arrangement brokered by the Impact Trade Union, whereby four persons who were working for Limerick Regeneration on fixed term contracts would be employed by the Health Service Executive when their contracts expired; his role in this arrangement; if not, if this arrangement has to be sanctioned by any other Government authority or public body; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32857/12]

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

The Limerick Regeneration Agencies are being dissolved and a new structure has been put in place to deliver regeneration in Limerick, headed by a Director of Regeneration, who will report to the new Manager for Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council.

Day to day operational matters in relation to, inter alia, staff management are a matter for the Limerick Regeneration Agency and/or the new Regeneration Office as appropriate. The new Regeneration Office has initially been set up with administrative support from Limerick City Council but will report directly to the Manager Designate of the new Limerick Unitary Authority once appointed.

My Department has no function or role in the employment of staff in the Health Service Executive.