Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (157)

Catherine Murphy


157. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht his plans to seek a relaxation of the public service embargo on recruitment for the post of head of genealogy and chief herald at the National Library of Ireland; if consideration has been given to the self-funding nature of the post; his plans to amend legislation that requires such a post is filled from within the staffing of the library; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35701/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

I can assure the Deputy that I am fully aware of all the issues surrounding the filling of the post of Chief Herald at the National Library. As part of the Government Reform Plan, I will shortly be bringing a proposal to Government on the legislation required to implement the required reforms at the National Library and National Museum. I am considering the most appropriate action for the post of Chief Herald in the context of that legislation.