18 Nov 2019, 14.03
Representatives from thePublic Appointments Service will appear before the Joint Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands tomorrow when it meets to discuss the Official Languages Bill and various other matters.
The Public Appointments Service is the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil Service. PAS also provides recruitment services for the most senior roles in Local Authorities, leadership positions and Hospital Consultant roles for the HSE, trainees for An Garda Síochána, and a range of Head of Office and specialist professional and technical roles throughout the Civil and Public Service.
Speaking in advance of the meeting, Committee Chair, Catherine Connolly TD, said, “The Committee welcomes the opportunity to hear from the Public Appointments Service regarding commitments to the Irish language.
“On Tuesday the Committee will explore and discuss a survey regarding the Official Languages Bill which the Public Appointments Service filled out in advance of their appearance before the Committee. Their input and insight into this topic will inform the discussion on the day.
“Given the broad scope of responsibility which the Public Appointments Service fulfils, and the central role they play in recruitment across the Public Sector, Tuesday’s opportunity is most welcome. The Committee is eager to learn about the objectives and measures which the Public Appointments Service have undertaken to make the Irish language and bilingual services available there.”
The meeting will start at 4pm in Committee Room 4, Leinster House.
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