Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1982)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1982. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of unpaid internships issued and or granted to persons to work in his Department over the past five years to 28 August 2019; the number of persons that took up unpaid internship roles in that timeframe; if his Department continues to offer unpaid internships; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36151/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department has taken on 3 unpaid interns to facilitate their educational requirements during the period referred to, each for a duration of approximately 3 months. There is no ongoing arrangement in place for unpaid internships; however, they will be considered on a case by case basis having regard to specific circumstances.