07/04/16

Office of the Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Office of the Minister of State for the Gaeltacht

Office of the Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Office of the Minister of State for the Gaeltacht  – Functions and Services

Responsibility for management of the Ministers’ Offices, coordinating and managing interaction with the senior management team and monitoring correspondence and interaction with Government.

The Minister’s Offices are separated into a Private Office and a Constituency Office. The Minister’s Constituency Office deals will all constituency related matters. The Private Office deals with all other matters and also with constituency queries relating to Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

The Minister’s office processes correspondence from all members of the public and as well as from public representatives. This includes enquiries, representations, meeting requests and invitations to the Minister along with any other general correspondence that arises.

The Private Offices also act as a liaison between the Ministers and the officials of the Department; the Ministers and other public representatives; and the Ministers and the general public.  Functions include:

  • Management of the Ministers’ diaries and coordination of the Ministers’ activities;
  • Processing of correspondence to the Ministers from the general public and other public representatives;
  • Dealing with telephone queries;
  • Making arrangements for the Ministers when taking adjournment debates and private members’ motions in the Dáil and Seanad;
  • Ensuring that the Ministers have all relevant details for answer of parliamentary questions in the Dáil;
  • Ensuring that the senior Minister has all relevant papers for attendance at Cabinet Meetings.
  • Liaison between the officials of the Department and the Ministers.

Office of the Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Office of the Minister of State for the Gaeltacht  – Accessing our Services

Contact details for the offices of the Ministers may be found here.

Office of the Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Office of the Minister of State for the Gaeltacht  –  Classes of Records Held

  • Representations made by constituents (held in the Minister’s constituency office);
  • Copies of acknowledgements issued;
  • Final replies issued by the Minister;
  • Government papers;
  • Invitations which Minister was unable to accept;
  • A record of correspondence and representations to the Minister is held on a computer database;
  • Records relating to the administration of the Minister’s office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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