The Department of the Taoiseach replied to my last email concerning the Secretarial Assistants Scheme for former Taoisigh.
Rather than answering my questions the Department has referred my queries to the Minister for Finance.
I believe my questions are simple and reasonable.
Is the money paid directly to ex Taoisigh to dispense with as they see fit or is the money spent on secretarial salaries and computer equipment costs and then reimbursed to ex Taoisigh after receipts are produced?
Who was responsible for introducing the scheme?
Under what mechanism/law/Act was the scheme introduced?