Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (131)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

131. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the working groups currently established in his Department; the focus of their work; the membership composition of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13563/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The working groups currently established in my Department are set out in the table below and provide a means of collaborative working to discharge a range of functions.

Working Group

Focus

Composition

Lariam Report Implementation Group

Implementation of the recommendations of the second report of the Working Group on the use of Malaria Chemoprophylaxis in the Defence Forces.

Civil Servants and Military Personnel

Working Group on Direct Entry to the Defence Forces

To examine the direct entry into the Defence Forces of specialists in particular disciplines.

Civil Servants and Military Personnel

C.S.4 Working Group

Numerical establishment of the Defence Forces.

Civil Servants and Military Personnel

Air Traffic Control (ATC) Working Group

Reviewing options to ensure the longer term sustainability of Air Traffic Control Services at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel.

Civil Servants and Military Personnel

Oracle Softwear Asset Management Team

To address Oracle licencing procurement and Oracle softwear compliance issues for the Defence Organisation.

Civil Servants and Military Personnel

Redress of Wrongs Review Work Group

To finalise issues arising from the Review of the Redress of Wrongs process, to include the identification and remedy of any outstanding issues.

Civil Servants and Military Personnel

Data Protection Working Group

Assistance with implementation of the General Data

Protection Regulation (GDPR) across the Department

A representative from each Branch of the Department

Our Public Service 2020 (OPS2020) - Action 10

To embed Programme and Project Management across the Public Service. (The Department of Defence is leading on this Action as part of the work of OPS2020).

Sectoral experts from the civil and public service which include the following:

- civil servants from the Department of Defence;

- military personnel;

- civil servants from other Government Departments; and

- public servants from other State agencies and bodies.