Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (343)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy


343. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Social Protection when a permanent office will be provided in Birr, County Offaly, to facilitate social welfare staff (details supplied) who vacated a premises last October; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20921/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Property Management Section of the Office of Public Works is responsible for the acquisition of all accommodation requirements for my Department. However, I can confirm that my officials are working closely with the OPW to identify and progress a long term solution in Birr. OPW has identified and is currently assessing a viable option in Birr, with a view to commencing negotiation with the landlord in the near future. As an interim measure, a room hire arrangement has been put in place pending the delivery of a long-term solution.