Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (592)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

592. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of staff in his Department assigned solely or primarily to work on North-South issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21267/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

While there are currently no staff members assigned solely or primarily to North-South issues in my Department, a team of three in the Assistant Secretary led Corporate and Business Support Division, headed by a senior official at Principal Officer level, is involved directly at various times in planning and working on North-South issues, EU business and Brexit matters, with input from relevant line Units and experts across the organisation, as necessary.

In addition, Business Units across my Department liaise with their counterparts in the Northern Ireland administration in relevant areas as necessary.