Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (57)

Alan Kelly


57. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Taoiseach the additional roles and changes being put in place in the offices of An Taoiseach, An Tánaiste and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport that were not in place previously; and the amount the roles and changes will cost in each area in tabular form. [14984/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

As outlined in the Programme for Government, a number of reforms will be implemented in order to ensure openness and constructive co-operation within government. These include the establishment of an Office of the Tánaiste and an Office of the Leader of the Green Party within the Department of the Taoiseach, located in Government Buildings. The purpose of these offices is to support both the Tánaiste and the Leader of the Green Party in the coordination and implementation of policy within Government. While the details of the roles and staffing of these offices have not been finalised, it is anticipated that, in addition to civil service support, the Office of the Tánaiste will consist of approximately 5 or 6 Special Advisers and the Office of the Leader of the Green Party will consist of approximately 4 or 5 Special Advisers. Appointments to these offices will be made in line with the Public Service Management Act, 1997.