Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (302)

Tom Neville


302. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the delegated sanctions to Limerick City and County Council to hire extra outdoor staff in order to repair roads in County Limerick in each of the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 and to date in 2018. [7593/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I have delegated authority to the chief executive of Limerick City and County Council to fill any vacancy that arises in the context of their outdoor and indoor workforce plans.

Under section 159 of the Local Government Act 2001, it is the chief executive of Limerick City and County Council who is responsible for the staffing and organisational arrangements necessary for carrying out the functions of the Council. In this regard, the assignment of local authority staff to a particular function, such as roads repairs, is a matter for the chief executive.