I can confirm that FÁS maintains records of participants on the Social Employment Schemes. Details of such records are a day-to-day matter for FÁS.
The purpose of the Social Employment Scheme is to give as many long term unemployed as possible opportunities to become involved in a work related situation on a part-time basis for 52 weeks. Normally participants are not re-engaged within 12 months. However in exceptional circumstances the re-engagement of persons who have completed projects has been allowed. I am on record as saying that I think it is desirable to keep the number of extensions to a minimum in view of the numbers of long term unemployed awaiting opportunities to participate in the scheme.