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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 114.  Deputy Catherine Murphy Information on Catherine Murphy Zoom on Catherine Murphy  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3821/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn One Assistant Principal Officer has been assigned as Education and Skills attaché at the Irish Permanent Representation to the European Union. This officer represents the Department in dealings with EU institutions, including the European Commission and European Council working groups which deal with education and skills issues. She also keeps the Department informed of EU policy developments and contributes to the development and promotion of the Irish position at an EU level.

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