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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (334, 335)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

334. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage the local authorities that do not have a permanent CEO at present; the length of time this vacancy is open in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61926/21]

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Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

335. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when all present vacancies for the position of CEO with local authorities will be filled; the details of the local authority involved in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61927/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 334 and 335 together.

The local authorities where an interim Chief Executive is currently in situ and the date of appointment in each case are listed in the table below.

Local Authority

Date of appointment of temporary Chief Executive

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

12/05/2021

Galway County Council

24/05/2021

Kildare County Council

01/09/2021

Limerick City and County Council

15/08/2019

Where a Chief Executive vacancy arises, section 145(6) of the Local Government Act 2001 provides for the appointment of a temporary Chief Executive. Such an appointment is made pending a permanent appointment to the position following the completion of an open advertised competition and process conducted through the Public Appointments Service.

Question No. 335 answered with Question No. 334.
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