Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (115)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

115. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Taoiseach the working groups currently established in his Department; the focus of their work; and the membership composition of each. [13573/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

In answering this question, I am interpreting "working groups" as groups which are working towards completion of particular projects or tasks rather than groups which meet on an ongoing basis to provide strategic oversight on cross-cutting Government issues underpinning the work of the Cabinet Committees, including Brexit. Accordingly, the information sought by the Deputy is detailed in the table below.

Name of Working Group:

Focus of the work of the Group:

Membership:

1

Marine Legislation Steering Group

To ensure a coordinated approach to the development of the Maritime Area Foreshore Amendment Bill.

Representatives from relevant Government Departments including the Office of the Attorney General.

2

National Risk Assessment Steering Group

To discuss and consider relevant national strategic risks for Ireland and contribute to the development of the National Risk Assessment Report.

Representatives from relevant Government Departments and Agencies.

3

Implementation Group on Policing Reform (IGPR)

Responsible for delivery of ‘A Policing Service for the Future’ – the Plan to implement the Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

Independent Chair with representatives from relevant Government Departments and An Garda Síochána.

4

Sub Group of the Implementation Group on Policing Reform (IGPR) on Multi-Disciplinary Approaches

To progress actions in “A Policing Service for the Future” that relate to multi-disciplinary approaches.

Representatives from relevant Government Departments and Agencies.

5

High Level Steering Board (HLSB)

To support and guide the work of the Implementation Group on Policing Reform (IGPR) in the implementation of "A Policing Service for the Future".

Representatives from relevant Government Departments, An Garda Síochána and Chair of the Implementation Group on Policing Reform.

6

North East Inner City (NEIC) Oversight Group

To oversee the implementation of the Mulvey Report on Dublin’s North East Inner City and support the work of the independent chair of the NEIC Programme Implementation Board.

Representatives from relevant Government Departments and Agencies including Chair of the Programme Implementation Board.

7

Digital Strategy Interdepartmental Group

To assist in the development of a new National Digital Strategy and ensure a comprehensive whole-of-Government approach.

Representatives from all Government Departments.

8

Innovation District Advisory Group

To develop and agree a vision and roadmap for the establishment of the Grand Canal Innovation District

Representatives from relevant Government Departments, Agencies, 3rd level Educational Institutions, Industry, NGOs and Community Development Organisations.