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Tuesday, 6 December 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 611 No. 67

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  268.  Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   and Tourism if his attention has been drawn to the fact that public servants are being forced to use biometric scanners to clock in and out in a State institution, namely the National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin (details supplied) and his views on same. [38234/05]

  269.  Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   and Tourism the role his office had in granting the contract for night security for the National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin to a company (details supplied). [38242/05]

  270.  Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   and Tourism the role the Office of Public Works had in granting the contract for night security for the National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin to a company (details supplied); if he will report on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38243/05]

  272.  Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   and Tourism if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the National Gallery does not have a recruitment policy. [38235/05]

  273.  Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   and Tourism if his attention has been drawn to industrial unrest, accusations of bullying, physical assaults among staff of the National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin; the steps he will take to resolve these issues; and if he will report on the matter. [38238/05]

  274.  Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   and Tourism the way in which the services of a company (details supplied) for night security of the National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin was retained for nearly 20 years; if a contract existed; if the contract was put out to tender; the person who tendered for same; the duration of the contract tendered for; when same was renewed, reviewed and terminated; the reason same was terminated; and if he will report on the matter. [38240/05]

  275.  Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Arts, Sport  Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue   and Tourism when a new contract for night security for the National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin was produced. [38241/05]

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Mr. O’Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue  Zoom on John O'Donoghue  I propose to take Questions Nos. 268 to 270, inclusive, and 272 to 275, inclusive, together.

The National Gallery of Ireland is a non-commercial statutory body. The statutory Board of Governors and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland is responsible for all operational matters in the gallery.


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