Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1533)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1533. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he or his officials or political staff were recipients of tickets and-or hospitality from an organisation (details supplied) during the term of office of a person; the details of each occasion tickets and-or hospitality was provided by the organisation during this period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18742/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In responding to the Deputy's question, I am taking it as referring to the receipt of tickets or hospitality as a result of a person's role in my Department as some officials in my Department undertake invaluable work on a voluntary basis in soccer clubs within their communities and may receive tickets as a result. In addition, some officials have also purchased match tickets and season tickets in a personal capacity.

Apart from these personal circumstances, none of my officials have received tickets or hospitality from the organisation referred to. Neither I, nor my political staff, have received tickets or hospitality from this organization.