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Official Engagements

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 27 July 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Ceisteanna (2887)

Gerald Nash

Ceist:

2887. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Health the number of meetings between the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People at his Department and between officials of the older persons unit each month since July 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39481/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I have on-going engagement with officials in my Department. My diary records 24 formally scheduled meetings since my appointment. However, in the normal course of my work as a Minister of State, officials provide briefing material before many of my engagements, including stakeholder engagements and parliamentary appearances. These briefings typically include a discussion with officials, who often attend those engagements. In addition informal meetings and discussions happen on a daily basis.

I must advise the Deputy that there continue to be IT access issues arising from the cyber security incident and therefore it has not been possible to conduct a definitive search of all possible sources of information at this time.

Question No. 2888 answered with Question No. 2886.
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