Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (18)

Micheál Martin


12 Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the number of officials in his Department that will be working solely on the presidency for the remainder of 2012; if redeployment has occurred; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34341/12]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

Sixteen staff in my Department are working solely on the EU Presidency.

Of these 16 staff:

five are members of the EU Division staff of my Department; (three of whom are seconded from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade);

three are seconded from other Departments for the duration of the Presidency (they have been redeployed with the agreement of their parent Departments);

eight have been employed on temporary contracts.