Dáil Éireann - Volume 621 - 20 June, 2006
Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.
Mr. Kehoe Mr. Kehoe
Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if civil servants being decentralised to Carlow will have to undergo six months training in Dublin before they can take up their position in Carlow; if certain exemptions will be made to allow for family illnesses and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23362/06]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin:It is essential that the decentralisation of staff to Carlow be on a basis that allows for training overlap and transfer of knowledge to new staff without affecting service delivery. Ideally, Carlow bound staff should be in their  sections for up to six months in advance of the actual physical move to Carlow. With regard to exemptions to allow for family illnesses and so on, such cases will be assessed on their individual merits, having regard to the business needs of the sections concerned.
Dáil Éireann 621 Written Answers. Decentralisation Programme.