Dáil Éireann - Volume 683 - 26 May, 2009

Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies.

Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Transport if he has given consent to employ a chief executive officer for the Dublin Transport Authority; and to employ additional personnel to work in the Dublin Transport Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21010/09]

  Deputy Noel Dempsey:I refer to my reply to Question No. 254 on 12 May last.

The process to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) designate for the Dublin Transport Authority has now been concluded and I expect to be in a position to announce the CEO designate in the near future.

With regard to the staffing of the Authority the position is that the Authority must determine its needs with the approval of the Ministers for Transport and Finance. Accordingly, that process will begin in earnest once a CEO designate has been appointed.