Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (58)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

58. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of retired civil or public servants that have been retained by his Department since January 2013 on a short-term contract or on a consultancy basis where normal abatement rules do not apply. [35845/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The information requested by the Deputy, which relates to two short-duration consultancies connected with the Irish Aid programme, is provided in the following table.

Official

Duration of consultancy contract

Details

Retired official of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

01.02.13 – 28.02.13

To identify and develop five case studies from the Irish Aid programme, in cooperation with Dublin City Council, for World Alliance of Cities against Poverty (WACAP)

Retired official of IDA Ireland

01.05.13 – 30.06.13

To prepare and present Ireland’s contribution to the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific – European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Workshop