Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (502)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

502. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland regarding the Local Government Reform Act 2014 and in particular to that part of the Act abolishing town and borough councils which the AMAI was statutorily obliged to represent, relied heavily on legal opinion of one person (details supplied); if he will as guardian for public expenditure and reform confirm that the above mentioned senior counsel is the one and the same councillor of the Labour Party sitting on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; if he will confirm that the AMAI a statutory body receiving public funds sought the required three quotations for this legal advice; the other persons who tendered for the advice project; the selection-elimination processes that were used to award the project to the person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22167/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I have no functions in relation to procurement of legal advice by the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland.