Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (82)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

82. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the public consultations held by his Department in 2018 and to date in 2019; the date on which such consultations were held by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50445/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

On the 15 October 2018, I announced a series of eight regional consultation meetings for Civil Defence volunteers. The meetings were held in each Major Emergency Management region between 24 October and 28 November, 2018. The objective of these meetings was to allow Civil Defence volunteers have their say on the future direction of Civil Defence in Ireland.

Details of the dates and the locations in which the consultation meetings took place in are provided in the following table.

Date

Location

24 October, 2018

Dublin

30 October, 2018

Westmeath

12 November, 2018

Wexford

14 November, 2018

Monaghan

15 November, 2018

Donegal

19 November, 2018

Limerick

21 November, 2018

Cork

28 November, 2018

Mayo

These eight consultation meetings were the only public consultations held by my Department in the period covered by the Deputy's question.