Dáil Éireann - Volume 610 - 22 November, 2005
Written Answers. - Departmental Appointments.
Mr. Eamon Ryan Mr. Eamon Ryan
367. Mr. Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the policy within his Department regarding the need for open advertising and interviewing for new employment positions under the remit of his Department; if new positions which will be filled in the proposed energy research council will be  subject to such a competitive process; and the reason the appointment of Mr. Barry McSweeney to work on the establishment of the council was not subject to such an open process. [35750/05]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: My Department’s recruitment procedures are subject to the guidelines and parameters for public service recruitment overseen by the Department of Finance.
The energy research council will be serviced administratively from within my Department. The appointment of Barry McSweeney as research co-ordinator at the Department is not connected with the proposed establishment of the energy research council. It is envisaged that the research co-ordinator as part of his wider remit and as part of the departmental team will interact as appropriate with the work of the new council.
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