Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (670)

Niall Collins

Question:

670. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he has ever directly or indirectly canvassed the president of higher education institution on behalf of a job applicant; if so, if he will report on this canvassing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53024/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Deputy’s question would appear to relate to my role as a public representative rather than to the fulfilment of my duties as Minister for Rural and Community Development.  As a public representative, I am asked by constituents to make representations on their behalf to a range of public bodies in respect of a range of matters.  I am not in a position to review or confirm the nature of all of the correspondence or queries handled by my constituency office in that regard.