Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (86)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

86. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the public consultations held by his Department in 2018 and to date in 2019; the date on which such consultations were held by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50449/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

In accordance with “Reaching Out - Guidelines on Consultation for Public Sector Bodies”, and its 2016 successor, “Consultation Principles and Guidance”, my Department aims to undertake consultation, where appropriate, with citizens in a meaningful and timely manner. The ultimate objective is to ensure better understanding and effective outcomes in relation to a particular policy or legislative proposal. The following table details the public consultations undertaken by my Department during 2018 and to date in 2019.

Subject matter of public consultation

Date

County

Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

06/02/2018

Limerick

Regional Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

08/02/2018

Galway

Regional Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

22/02/2018

Cork

Regional Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

08/03/2018

Donegal

Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe for Community and Voluntary Organisations

05/04/2018

Dublin

Regional Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

19/04/2018

Meath

National Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe

09/05/2018

Dublin

Public Consultations on the Government of Ireland’s new International Development Policy, A Better World

13/09/2018

Cork

Public Consultations on the Government of Ireland’s new International Development Policy, A Better World

17/09/2018

Galway

Public Consultations on the Government of Ireland’s new International Development Policy, A Better World

18/09/2018

Sligo

Public Consultations on the Government of Ireland’s new International Development Policy, A Better World

20/09/2018

Limerick

Public Consultations on the Government of Ireland’s new International Development Policy, A Better World

02/10/2018

Dublin

17th Annual Civil Society Forum on Human Rights

10/12/2018

Dublin

Public Consultation Workshop for the Development of Ireland’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

17/01/2019

Cork

Public Consultation Workshop for the Development of Ireland’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

23/01/2019

Dublin

Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

20/02/2019

Kildare

Citizens’ Dialogue on Ireland and the Future of Europe

04/04/2019

Cavan

Public Consultation on Ireland’s new diaspora policy

15/04/2019

Galway

Citizens’ Dialogue on Ireland and the Future of Europe

16/04/2019

Kilkenny

Public Consultation on Ireland’s new diaspora policy

15/05/2019

Dublin

Public Consultation on Ireland’s new diaspora policy

20/05/2019

Donegal

Public Consultation on Ireland’s new diaspora policy

27/05/2019

Cork

Public Consultation on Ireland’s new diaspora policy

01/07/2019

Kerry

Public Consultation on Ireland’s new diaspora policy

08/07/2019

Mayo

Civil Society Consultation on Ireland’s fifth national report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

July 2019

Nationally (via the DFAT Committee)