Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Questions (214, 215)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

214. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the appointment of a person (details supplied) as a peace commissioner; the length of time this appointment process will take; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38446/18]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

215. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the nomination of a person (details supplied) as a peace commissioner; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38449/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 214 and 215 together.

The applications for appointment to the Office of Peace Commissioner referred to in the questions are currently being considered in line with standard procedures. When this consideration is complete, I will make a decision and the person concerned will then be informed. Appointments are made at the discretion of the Minister for Justice and Equality with regard to the needs of particular areas. In general terms, an applicant, who may otherwise be suitable, may not be appointed if no such need arises.