533. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Justice if her Department has utilised the services of organisations (details supplied) at any time from 1 January 2015 to date; if so, the expenditure costs related to same; the purpose of any such engagements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43243/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I wish to inform the Deputy that my Department has utilised the services of Common Purpose Ireland during the timeframe in question.
A number of senior leaders in my Department have been supported to take part in Common Purpose Ireland’s Meridian Programme. This Programme is aimed at established Senior Leaders in organisations across the public, private and not for profit sectors, and seeks to support them in how they lead, influence and affect change.
An overview of all training expenditure with Common Purpose Ireland is provided in the table below.

Year Cost Delegates
2020 €5,500 1 x Principal Officer – Meridian Programme
2018 €11,000 2 x Principal Officer – Meridian Programme
2017 €16,500 3 x Principal Officer – Meridian Programme
TOTAL COST €33,000