Dáil Éireann - Volume 663 - 14 October, 2008
Written Answers. - Departmental Offices.
Deputy Joanna Tuffy Deputy Joanna Tuffy
Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs when she expects the social welfare office in Dunmanway, County Cork to re-open following its temporary closure in 2007; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34957/08]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: As provided for in the Department’s Modernisation Action Plan a strategic review of customer facing services is currently underway. The terms of reference for the review provide, inter alia, for recommendations in relation to the criteria to be used to determine the locations in which the Department should have a Local Office or Branch Office presence.
The position in relation to the Branch Office in Dunmanway will be considered in the light of the report on this review. The report is expected to be available by the end of the year. The Department has put measures in place to ensure continuity of service for customers. These measures are working very effectively.
Dáil Éireann 663 Written Answers. Departmental Offices.