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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 July 2022

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Questions (595)

Holly Cairns


595. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the way that her Department and public bodies and agencies under her remit met their obligations under section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 in 2021, including the way that relevant policies and actions are monitored and the way that the obligation is reflected in their annual reports. [41379/22]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

As advised to the Deputy in response to Dáil Question No. 187 of 29 June 2021, my Department is committed to fulfilling its statutory duties in this regard and this is reflected in its commitment to equality of access and opportunity across its implementation of civil service and internal HR policies as well as the development of policy initiatives, the delivery of services to customers and engagement with stakeholders.

While the same commitment applies in the case of those bodies under the aegis of my Department, as previously advised the implementation of appropriate policies is a matter for the relevant boards and management of those bodies who are responsible for corporate compliance and staffing issues.