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Howlin, Brendan

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Written Answers - Flood Relief

Was asked: if he will provide a report on any works have been undertaken to prevent further flooding of the Poddle river; the cost of these works; the future works that are planned; the way he is helping resi...More Button

Written Answers - Fiscal Policy

Was asked: when will the list of potential stimulus for the economy be compiled; if all Members of the Oireachtas will have an opportunity to submit proposals for that list; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Since coming into office, the current Government has been working on a range of measures to boost employment and help stimulate economic growth. The first such measure announced by the Government w...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the position regarding works (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Functions

Was asked: if it is within the competency of the Office of Public Works to be able to set and enforce by-laws for members of the public at OPW managed sites; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: when a new Office of Public Works panel will be formed (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Regulatory Impact Assessments

Was asked: the number and description of any regulatory impact assessments that have been undertaken by his Department on legislation or proposed legislation since 9 March 2011; the stage in the legislative/p...More Button

Since the 9 March 2011 my Department has undertaken two Regulatory Impact Assessments. The first regulatory impact assessment was in relation to the proposed Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bil...More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Was asked: the appointments made by him to State boards under the remit of his Department since March 2011 that were advertised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In response to the Deputy’s question the following appointments were made to bodies under the aegis of my Department:More Button

An Post National LotteryMore Button

The position to which Mr. Connell was re-appointed by me as Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform was not advertised as under the National Lottery Act 1986, the majority shareholder of the Nat...More Button

On 22nd November 2011, I re-appointed Mr. Connell as chairman until 29th February 2012 in order to allow him time to appear before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance Public Expenditure and R...More Button

Civil Service Arbitration BoardMore Button

In accordance with the Government’s recent decision, the new procedures for appointment to State Boards dictate that expressions of interest are invited from persons interested in being appoi...More Button

Public Appointments ServiceMore Button

The appointments were not made using the new procedures and the previous Chairman was reappointed to the role on the new board.More Button

The reason for not following the new procedures in relating to board appointments is that the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act, 2004 states that I, as Minister for Publi...More Button

The Board is meant to be representative of our client base. The majority of the board is therefore civil or public servants, nominated by the relevant Minister. There is also a union representati...More Button