Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (334)

Peter Burke

Question:

334. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40274/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

Pobal is a not for profit company that 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 in the planning phase on the fit out of a new office space in Mullingar. The new space is expected to accommodate up to 50 seats, consisting mainly of National Childcare Scheme staff and a hot-desk area.  While plans for the fit out of a new office space are ongoing, a temporary office has opened. 

Six new roles have been created in Mullingar to date, all of which have been advertised on www.pobal.ie, @Pobal and other sources.  Further roles will be advertised over the coming months.