Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (343)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Ceist:

343. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Social Protection when a permanent office will be provided in Birr, County Offaly, to facilitate social welfare staff (details supplied) who vacated a premises last October; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20921/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Property Management Section of the Office of Public Works is responsible for the acquisition of all accommodation requirements for my Department. However, I can confirm that my officials are working closely with the OPW to identify and progress a long term solution in Birr. OPW has identified and is currently assessing a viable option in Birr, with a view to commencing negotiation with the landlord in the near future. As an interim measure, a room hire arrangement has been put in place pending the delivery of a long-term solution.