Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (865)

Robert Troy

Question:

865. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the 50 Pobal posts that were announced for Mullingar, County Westmeath; when the positions will be located in the town; the timeline for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31455/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

Pobal is a not for profit company established by the Irish Government in 1992. It works on behalf of the Irish Government in managing and supporting programmes in the areas of Social Inclusion and Equality, Inclusive Employment and Enterprise, and Early Years and Young People.

Pobal are currently negotiating on the rental and fit out of a new office space in Mullingar, County Westmeath. The new space is expected to accommodate up to 50 seats. Whilst negotiations are ongoing, once the office is secured a number of new jobs will be created and these will be advertised in the Autumn on www.pobal.ie, their twitter account @Pobal and other sources.