Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Questions (505)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

505. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); if his Department will take the necessary steps to have a full and comprehensive reply issued to the person; if he will consider carrying out an audit of correspondence to and from the Office of the Consul General in New York to ensure the office complies with the corporate governance framework of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16333/21]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I am aware of the case raised by the Deputy.

The individual in question was one of 450 applicants for a new role at the Consulate General in New York. The applicant sought feedback on their application. There was an undue delay in providing that feedback. The Consulate regrets that delay.

The Consul General wrote to the applicant on 15th March and again on 23rd March offering to set up a call to provide the feedback requested, and supplying his mobile phone number to the applicant. He looks forward to connecting with the applicant.