Dáil Éireann - Volume 615 - 21 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.
Mr. Bruton Mr. Bruton
406. Mr. Bruton asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the office or unit within his Department and associated unit that is due to be decentralised; the number of posts and staff in tabular form from each unit within his Department and associated agency who have chosen to decentralise with their parent organisation; and  the number of people willing to move who have been assigned their new posts. [6670/06]
Mr. O’Donoghue Mr. O’Donoghue
Mr. O’Donoghue: My Department, with the exception of the National Archives, will be transferring to Killarney under the Government’s decentralisation programme. The number of first preference applications received under the central appli cations facility for approximately 130 posts exceeds the numbers required in the case of most of the grades.
The following table shows the number of internal and external assignments that have been made to posts in the Department that are decentralising to Killarney. Those who have been assigned already are officers who had Killarney as their first preference location on the central applications facility.
Three of my Department’s agencies have also been selected to decentralise; the Sports Council to Killarney, Fáilte Ireland to Mallow and the Arts Council to Kilkenny. These agencies were not identified as early movers. The following tables show details of staff who have been assigned in order to relocate to the designated locations.
Dáil Éireann 615 Written Answers. Decentralisation Programme.