Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (480)

Alan Kelly

Question:

480. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the role of director of events and hospitality services advertised by the Irish Greyhound Board; if this role was appropriately filled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16318/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Bord na gCon is a commercial state body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958 chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry.  Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.  

 The recruitment and assignment of staff is an operational matter for Bord na gCon and I have therefore asked them to provide the information requested directly to the Deputy.