Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (153)

Clare Daly


153. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the criteria used by the assistant secretary of his Department in selecting a person (details supplied) to fill the post of Sligo county manger in a temporary capacity from 4 November 2013 until a permanent appointment is made; if recommendations were received or references sought regarding this person's ability to carry out their duties as temporary county manager; if other candidates were considered for the temporary position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51101/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Under Section 145 (4) of the Local Government Act 2001 where a position of manager becomes vacant it is necessary to make a temporary appointment until a permanent appointment is made. In relation to Sligo County Council the manager retired in November 2013 and a temporary appointment was made under Section 145 on foot of a recommendation from the outgoing manager. The recruitment of managers is carried out by the Public Appointments Service. Following an open competition a new Sligo County Manager has been selected and will take up duty in January 2014.