Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (160)

Pearse Doherty


160. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance if the Central Banks of Ireland's HR IT system is based in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14749/14]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I have been informed by the Central Bank that it is in the process of replacing its HR IT system. The current systems are out of date and are being replaced with two newer systems in the course of 2014. It is expected that one system will remain based in Ireland while the other  will use a "cloud based" service operated and resident within the EU. The Central Bank has informed me that the "cloud based" service has been subject to an assessment against data protection standards and a robust security assessment was also undertaken including a physical site inspection.