Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (134)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

134. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if it will be ensured that section 15(6)(c) of the Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003 be observed and that a representative of the local community will be appointed by him with immediate effect to replace the previous representative whose term expired on 2 June 2021 (details supplied). [40883/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The board of the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) will have an important role in giving effect to the Government Decision to dissolve the DHDA and to transfer the properties to the Land Development Agency (LDA). It is expected that the orderly wind down of the DHDA could be completed by mid-2022 and the wind down will address, inter alia, the needs of the staff of the DHDA, client companies and communications with the local communities. The term of the Local Community Representative to the Board expired last month and notwithstanding the potentially short period of any future appointment, arrangements will be made  to identify suitable candidates from the community to be considered for appointment to the board.