Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna (245)

Peter Burke


245. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49458/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

Pobal is a not for profit company that works on behalf of the Irish Government in managing and supporting programmes in the areas of Social Inclusion and Equality, Inclusive Employment and Enterprise, and Early Years and Young People.

Pobal established a temporary office in Mullingar during September 2019 and 10 staff are currently working from there.  A new space to accommodate up to 50 seats is expected to open during quarter one of 2020. This will consist mainly of National Childcare Scheme staff and a hot-desk area. The staff who will be based there are expected to be a mix of existing staff who will transfer there and newly hired staff. 

Any new jobs arising will be advertised on, their twitter account @Pobal and other sources.